Today we settled into our new classes. This process comes with many different emotions for students and teachers alike! We used a “Mood Metre” or “Mesure de l’humeur” to plot how we were feeling this morning as we gathered in our new classroom. Emotional literacy is important to us at Inman. Several teachers are leading us in this area, as they have been trained through RULER, a program supported by the Yale Centre for Emotional Intelligence. RULER stands for Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing, and Regulating emotions. To find out more, you can visit: RULER
As for my mood today? Despite some back-to-school jitters, I was delighted to meet our new students and had a wonderful first day with them. I am really looking forward to the year ahead.