Spreading love, kindness and compassion is always important and Valentine’s Day is just a small reminder to appreciate those you care about! As educators and students are connecting remotely, teaching kindness, empathy, and checking in with your students emotionally is harder than ever.
Even across distance, these Kahoot! Academy Verified educators know how to create strong bonds and develop positive environments where all can feel appreciated. Read on to get inspired!
Foster connections across distance
Fifth grade teacher Steve Auslander is passionate about connecting his students with peers from all over the world. It’s harder now than ever to develop and maintain connections with others, so Steve uses Kahoot! to break down those geographical barriers. “I love to connect my students with other kids from around the world to play learning games together.”
You can try out hosting a kahoot game across classes, countries and continents to bring people together even when they are apart.
Looking for ready-to-play games? Explore the many meanings of love with this Valentine’s Day themed collection!
Check in with students through daily pulse-checks
Jaye Schaffer, high school math teacher, ensures that her students feel appreciated and supported no matter the situation. “Making sure to check in with your students every day really shows them that you care about them and their well-being rather than just about the assignments and grades.” It’s important to check in with your students consistently throughout the day to ensure they get the help, love and kindness they need.
Learn how Kahoot! can help with pulse-checks to assess students’ well-being.
Develop students social emotional skills with a morning routine
Aimee Copple, 2nd grade teacher, makes sure to focus on developing her students’ social emotional skills in addition to academics. She does this by starting “every day with an activity to unite, an activity to connect, an activity to disengage stress, and a commitment.” She is “the most passionate about social and emotional help because so many students right now don’t have the tools they need to handle their feelings and emotions.” When students aren’t able to handle themselves in new situations, their emotions get in the way of their learning.
Try out these check-in kahoots to incorporate into your daily routine: