Attendance Questions Build Community and Empathy
This SEL Hack has come up a few times now, but here is an article explaining the concept along with sample questions.
In this simple hack, all the teacher needs to do is ask a question while taking attendance. Instead of students answering 'here,' they answer the question. Teachers may choose to ask a question with a brief answer if short on time, or allow occasionally for a few extra minutes to allow for a longer question. One teacher reported that a question caused students to listen respectfully to each other's answers for an entire 75 minute class period. And all she did was take attendance. To read her article, click here.
SEL Core Competencies: Self Awareness, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills