National Check-in Week is an opportunity to focus on student wellbeing and bring attention to more people about the importance of providing students with a safe way to learn about their emotions.
When students are regularly taking time to consider how their body is reacting to certain situations, they have the capacity to learn that they can explore strategies to assist them to maintain being calm. The introduction of conversations about different scenarios allows students to feel safe acknowledging when they do not feel okay and to begin to understand why. There is a greater sense of being honest and really noticing and listening to their bodies along with an acceptance of others. The daily check-in is now often accompanied by a spontaneous reason about why the student selected the emotion. It really helps me know how they are starting the day and whether they might need some extra support.
– Jo Osborne, Arranounbai School