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Hurley School uses 'mood meter' to help articulate feelings

 

January 20, 2021

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Shannon Peterson, a high school English teacher at Hurley K-12 School, shows the "mood meter" chart that is taped to the desks in her classroom for students to assess and articulate how they are feeling before class to help focus their attention back to learning.

By TOM LAVENTURE

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HURLEY - One teacher's tool for students to assess moods and articulate them has expanded into a school-wide exercise.

Shannon Peterson, a high school English teacher at Hurley K-12 School, said she wanted students to take a minute to think about how they feel, why they feel that way, and then address it; so that all attention going forward is on their school work. The exercise is a good thing anytime, but especially during the pandemic when it's even more challenging to connect and relate, she said.

"It all kind of started over the summer," Pe...



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