Tips for Implementing Wellcheq

Start your day or advisory with a check-in. This allows students to pause, reflect, and take inventory of how they are feeling before getting the day started.
Assign one student whose job it is to remind the other students to complete their check-in. This is fun for the student and sends the message that checking in is important.
Ask the students how they want you to use the data. This sends the message that you are paying attention and that you value their input.
Share the emotional bar graph with students. This allows students to see that they are not the only one who may be feeling something other than happy. Giving students insight into how the class is doing can also create a sense of community

SEL Resources for Teachers And Students

The Monday Campaign offers different series on mindfulness, meditation, shifting our emotions, strengthening the mind-body connection, and destressing.

Positive Psychology offers tips and activities to bring mindfulness to your classroom.

GoNoodle has great videos on a variety of different topics to develop emotional literacy skills.

Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network offers trainings on a variety of topics.

SAMHSA provides tips for educators on how to identify signs of mental health and/or substance use concerns.

The Mindfulness Teacher is a blog that provides ideas for calm, focus, and mental wellness in elementary classrooms.

Mindfulness activities for your classroom.

Committee for Children provides activities for students on building empathy in elementary and middle school

Developing Minds offers tips on how to talk to students about negative emotions.

Coping Skills for Kids offers great tips on how to help students manage their anger.

Therapist aid offers worksheets, interactive activities, and videos organized by topic.

PBIS World offers great strategies on how to support students exhibiting different behaviors

Mental Health America offers tips for teachers on how to support students exhibiting difficult behaviors.

Coping Skills for Kids  offers great tips on how to help support students with stress, anger, and anxiety. 

Resources for Teachers And Their Self Care

Resources for supporting teacher wellbeing. Includes links to books, articles, podcasts, and support groups.

Divergent EDU offers teachers a free course on self care.

SELF-T offers stress-reduction strategies for teachers

Resilient educator offers articles about mindfulness, recharging and stress management for educators

Edutopia offers great articles about the importance of educator wellbeing. 

Education-Related podcasts to check out