Student isolation impacts everyone. Charting SEATS tracks isolation and offers practical strategies to address it. It's inspired by a 2014 Momestary post written by Glennon Doyle (http://bit.ly/1logI9s) about an unidentified teacher’s way of ‘doing something’ helpful for students after the 1999 Columbine High School shootings.
The blog post explains that this insightful teacher took a ‘classroom x-ray’ by reviewing students’ weekly seating requests and classroom citizenship nominations.Then she analyzed the data to find those lonely ones who did not get picked often or at all. Next, she intentionally engaged with the disconnected students to help them find a social path. She did this from just after Columbine until her 2014 retirement.
To carry on the spirit of her work, Charting SEATS offers practical, no-prep student forms, good news notes home, a data tracking spreadsheet (paper and virtual options), strategies to address isolation, mini-posters, professional development links, and more. Please use Charting SEATS to foster classroom connectivity and support every student in your care.
Extra Tidbit: Here's a cool 'getting to know you' activity set (geometry tie-in) I recently saw http://firstday.wikispaces.com/General