The Lower School Morning Meeting: The Power of an Intentional Routine to Start the Day

Thursday, June 25 | 10:30-11:15am

  • Grammar School

Discuss. Converse. Talk. Laugh. Go slow. Repeat.” – Christopher Perrin

Would you like to start your day in a positive way? Would you like your students to converse, listen, and reflect with one another? Would you like to establish a routine that each student looks forward to? The morning meeting is a powerful approach to classical learning in the lower school. In this session, you will hear practical advice on how to incorporate a morning meeting into your daily schedule. It will demonstrate the importance of habit to set the tone and direct the path for learning. You will learn the significance of each element of the meeting and how this simple classroom method has cultivated deep friendships and community within the classroom.

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Valerie Rennie

Valerie Rennie is a Kindergarten teacher at Trinity Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in educational technology. She has taught grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade. She has a passion for Classical Christian education because she has seen how it has transformed the lives of her two boys, both Trinity graduates. When she isn't with her favorite 5-year olds, she enjoys reading, listening to music, drinking coffee, and spending time with her family.