Learning to identify your feelings is one of the first social emotional skills students learn. Naming how you feel can become a natural and simple routine built into the beginning of the school day or a counseling session.
These Feelings Check-In tools and activities let students practice recognizing their emotions and determining how to manage those feelings in the classroom. The visuals are also great for students who are not as expressive or struggle to identify the exact emotion they are feeling.
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The first Social Emotional Learning (SEL) competency is self-awareness and it starts with students being able to identify how they feel. A daily feelings check-in helps students learn to recognize different emotions and also the intensity of emotions. We can't manage a feeling if we can't name it.
It normalizes feelings. We aren't always supposed to be happy or calm. Sometimes we are sad or jealous or angry. When we do daily feelings check-ins, we recognize that all feelings are okay. It then opens up the conversation that how we handle those feelings makes all the difference.
Feelings check-ins communicate that how everyone feels is important. And that as part of a community, someone is going to care how you feel. It's such a simple daily task to do that shows someone wants to listen and help.
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