Mood Metre for Intermediate Students
The intermediate classes used the mood media as a daily check-in with their students. It provided the students and staff an opportunity to share their emotions in a safe way at the start of the day.
The Mood Meter is a square divided into four quadrants — red, blue, green, and yellow — each representing a different set of feelings. Different feelings are grouped together on the Mood Meter based on their pleasantness and energy level.
The Mood Meter tool helps learners build their emotional vocabulary and develop strategies for regulating those emotions. It will also help teachers to select strategies to help learners manage their feelings for well-being.
The Mood Metre visual in the classroom:
helps teachers know how their learners are doing at the start and the balance of the day
Supports students in knowing and understanding how they are doing emotionally
Develops empathy by knowing how their classmates are doing
Teaches our learners the vocabulary of emotions in context to their experiences.
Below are questions from staff and answers from some intermediate students about the Mood Meter:
1. How does the mood meter help you understand others and what they are feeling?
- It helps me understand how others and how they are feeling by seeing if some students are having a bad or good day
- Throughout the week I am always content in whatever is happening (school work) and I treat myself nicely, but if see a friend/classmate of mine is upset or down in the dumps I will try my best to comfort (if they want it).
- It heups you catch an idea of how a person is feeling and how you can help it. If you see someone in a red or blue zone, you will know how you should talk and react to them. If someone is feeling angry, you would help them get into a green zone by treating them a certain way.
- The mood meter helps me understand other’s feelings, because you know if a friend is feeling okay or not. For example, if you notice a friend is feeling sad, you can cheer them up
- The mood meter can help me understand how other people feel and if they aren’t in a good mood u can help them.
2. How does the mood meter help you treat others and yourself throughout the day as everyone's emotions change?
- It helps by if someone is having a bad day i will maybe ask why they are having a bad day and try to comfort hem.
- The mood meter helps me treat others from their emotions because if someone is angry i will give them some space and leave them alone and if someone is sad i can go up to them and ask what’s wrong
- It helps me me treat others more kind because there sad and you don’t want to make them more sad on accident. It helps me treat myself better by knowing where I’m at to make myself become more happy so i have energy to do my work better.
- Well the mood meter helps me help other by being more mindful if they are not in a good mood. When I am not having a good day my friends know that from checking the mood meter, so it helps me be aware and others to.
- Throughout the week I am always content in whatever is happening (school work) and I treat myself nicely, but if see a friend/classmate of mine is upset or down in the dumps I will try my best to comfort (if they want it)