Ask daily wellness questions to check in on your class

What’s involved

Ask students fun, engaging questions to check in on their overall wellness, mental health, energy, and feelings. Check-in questions can be serious or fun and may reveal that many students are experiencing the same feelings, helping to build a strong sense of community both virtually or in person.

  • Set up ground rules for answering the questions to ensure a safe learning environment for all students. Offering students the opportunity to pass or not answer the check-in questions is also important.
  • During a designated check-in time of the day, share the question of the day with your students, and ask students to answer the question either through an online platform, meeting or individually with you.
  • Teachers should review the students’ answers to see how they are feeling and whether they require additional support, check-ins, or other resources.

Who can deliver it

  • Teachers
  • Support staff
  • Principals

Time commitment

  • 2 to 15 minutes

Resources required

  • Questions to ask the students
  • Online platform for online responses (e.g., Padlet, Jamboard, Google Forms)
  • Paper and pencil for paper-based responses
  • Computer
  • Method and time to address the answers from the students (Consider whether it is a discussion for the whole class or whether one-on-one check-ins are required for individual students)

Ideal learning environment

  • Long-term virtual learning
  • Short-term virtual learning
  • Hybrid classroom
  • Traditional classroom

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