Self-Regulation with G Suite: Tools to Create Daily Check-Ins

With so much emphasis on self-regulation and understanding emotions in today's classrooms, it can be difficult to find a system that works best for you. Self-regulation involves understanding, managing, and acting or not acting upon one's emotions.

Having your students "check-in" and share how they are feeling is a great way of developing important socio-emotional learning skills. There are a variety of tools and strategies to use, but here is a quick way to use Google Forms to gauge the emotional temperature in your room.

Check out my video on how to do this:

How Do I Do This? 

Step 1: Create a Google Form

First, create a Google Form with questions aimed at helping students check-in. You might want to think about:

  • How are you feeling today? 
  • Why do you feel this way?
  • What is a goal you have for today? 

To make things simple, I created the following Google Form with an emoji check-in.

Step 2: Add Emojis for Flair

Want to add an additional flair for your questions? You might want to consider using the Emoji Keyboard Chrome Extensions.

Here's a quick tip! Add emojis BEFORE your text, which serves as a placeholder. If you try ending your emoji after your text, it sometimes disappears.

Step 3: Gather Your Data!

I love adding emojis because they download to the spreadsheet, which collects your data. This makes data collection more visual!

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