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How are you feeling? According to the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, “Emotions drive learning, decision-making, creativity, relationships, and health.” The Mood Meter helps students identify their emotions, the first step to learning about the cycle of emotions and how to intervene in their own behavior.
The emoji theme connects with students and they grasp the concept quickly. Since I see kindergarten through sixth grade students, I needed a mood meter that would work well across a variety of grades and for readers as well as developing readers.
I have found that even my students in crisis can use this mood meter to help them identify how they are feeling. The mood meter helps shift classroom management towards creating an environment of emotional well-being.
See the comments below for the myriad of ways teachers are using mood meters to help their students learn and grow.
Two types of files are included in two sizes. First, there is a PDF to easily print. Second, there is also a Power Point file so you can edit the words under the emotions and in the arrows. This would be a great way to reinforce vocabulary you want to focus on this year.