First education industry LMS to enable students to share their emotional states so teachers can watch for patterns and take actions to improve students’ well-being
Edsby®, a multi award-winning, next generation K–12 learning management system (LMS), today introduced a new system enabling teachers to understand their students’ emotional states in and out of the classroom by giving students a systematic way to share how they’re feeling. The new feature augments a series of capabilities in Edsby focused on student well-being.
Students choose from animated icons representing emotions, color-coded for their intensity level and how pleasant the emotion is, either once per day or even per class, based on educator preference. Emotion options are tailored to students’ grade levels, along with developmentally appropriate definitions. Age-appropriate regulation strategies curated by experts are also presented for each emotion.
“Research shows, especially during times of crisis, that we need to bolster the strategies and competencies of students to manage stress,” said Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, NoVo Foundation Endowed Chair in Social and Emotional Learning in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, CASEL board member and Edsby Social Emotional Advisory Board chair. “Being able to have explicit and intentional opportunities to check in, name how they’re feeling and learn specific strategies to manage their stress and how to get along with others is critical for students’ school and life success.”