Daily Digital Assessment Using 5 Categories of Emojis
The Rhithm app brings remote learning and social–emotional learning into “rhythm.” The app asks students to express their feelings, wellbeing, and engagement using emojis from five categories: mental, energy, emotional, physical, and social. Based on responses, the app suggests ways teachers can help students address issues such as anger or feelings of conflict. Students can access the assessment from any location on a computer, tablet, or mobile device. MeTEOR Education, the nonprofit Center for College & Career Readiness, and Rhithm have partnered to offer the app to educators free of charge. Teachers must register online to gain access.
have been working 24/7 since this pandemic began in my role as superintendent,
just like all of my educator friends across the state and country have as well.
I have searched every resource, looked at every model, and tried to emulate the
best of the best. But I forgot one major resource: my students.
The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence has developed a social–emotional learning program called RULER, which teaches students to do daily check-ins, identifying the energy level and pleasantness of their emotions on a color-coded “mood meter.”
To help young people combat the growing mental health crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Yale University is offering a variation of its most popular “happiness” course to more than 500 low-income high school students around the nation at no cost.