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Compass Points Check-In


To provide students a platform for sharing vital information about themselves, their worries, excitement and questions with others, producing an opportunity to create common ground and a sense of community early.


Allowing students to share their feelings and thoughts going into a new class can create connections and a sense of community, as well as make the classroom a positive learning environment.

Action Steps

  • Utilize the linked Compass Points protocol below.
  • Students share worries, needs, things that excite them, and suggestions.



Facing History and Ourselves (2021) Retrieved December 2021 from https://www.facinghistory.org/resource-library/teaching-strategies/contracting

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