Morning Meeting is a simple and powerful tool for improving classroom climate.
In K–8 classrooms nationwide, students and teachers begin each day with this
daily routine in which classmates gather in a circle to greet one another,
listen and respond to one another’s news, practice academic and social skills,
and look forward to the events in the day ahead.
In this video, you’ll see Morning Meetings in action in two classrooms, a first
grade and a fifth grade at Kensington Avenue School in Springfield,
Massachusetts. The video has four segments, each devoted to one component of
News and Announcements
You’ll see teachers Leslie Cirone and Maureen Russell as they use daily Morning
Meetings to foster an atmosphere of trust and respect, an atmosphere where
children feel safe enough to take the risks necessary for learning. You’ll also
see the many ways in which Morning Meetings can be used to give students daily
practice in important social and academic skills.
Scenes from the classrooms are interwoven with teachers reflecting on their
practice and offering ideas for making Morning Meetings successful. This video
is intended for staff development, as well as for providing an introduction to
Morning Meeting for teachers, families, and administrators.