Compass Points Check-In


To provide student a platform to share vital information about themselves, their worries, excitement, and questions; to create a sense of community and common ground early in the year.


When students share their feelings and thoughts going into a new class, they will 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

Are these strategies helpful?