Skip to comments.Teacher’s Brilliant Strategy to Stop Future School Shootings—It’s Not about Guns
Posted on 02/17/2018 11:35:35 AM PST by Albion Wilde
Here's how one schoolteacher takes time each week to look out for the lonely...
Every Friday afternoon, she asks her students to take out a piece of paper and write down the names of four children with whom theyd like to sit the following week. The children know that these requests may or may not be honored. She also asks the students to nominate one student who they believe has been an exceptional classroom citizen that week. All ballots are privately submitted to her.
And every single Friday afternoon, after the students go home, she takes out those slips of paper, places them in front of her, and studies them. She looks for patterns.
Who is not getting requested by anyone else?
Who cant think of anyone to request?
Who never gets noticed enough to be nominated?
Who had a million friends last week and none this week?
You see, Chases teacher is not looking for a new seating chart or exceptional citizens. Chases teacher is looking for lonely children....
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What about folks like me, who had absolutely NO interest in associating with the majority of my classmates? The few I did associate with back then, I still have contact with. The rest of them, I could NOT care less about.
Save your social engineering for yourself, leave the kids alone!
Beautiful strategy. Thanks from a former teacher. God bless!
This could help in identifying problem children but other security measures are necessary on the part of school administrators to keep kids safe.
We're putting you on the "watch" list.
I was home schooled by four military men and one military brat mom. I had very few friends so I guess people should look out for me, huh?
This is absolutely brilliant. Sadly, I’m not sure enough teachers care, think they have the time or are bright enough to figure it out. But I do think every one should read this. It is brilliant and maybe one will know how to “do it”.
This is very good. It deserves a wide readership.
One elementary I attended in the mid-1950s used bribery with candy to maintain discipline.
Students who got few ‘demerits’ could eat candy/chew gum on Friday afternoon. Those who got too many ‘demerits’ could only sit and watch.
This might be good for k or first grade..
You get kids that have been home all the time and do not know how to socialize...
I think it is a problem with only one child in the household..
Every teacher would do well to do something like that. Under orders, if nothing else.
Brene Brown is the best Qx knows about CONNECTION
Most of her stuff is extremely well worth watching--and applying.
“What about folks like me, who had absolutely NO interest in associating with the majority of my classmates?”
I was the same way.
No interest in them then, No interest now.
Teacher of the Millenium.
This is a must read. Absolute genius. Simple. Fast. And probably saving lives. What if every teacher had their own way of doing this? So the kids dont catch on.
This answer is better
Excellent on so many levels. The teacher who developed this system is a gem and should teach this to others.
Watched....coldly considering how you could murder the little suck-ups./s
From elementary to HS, those who acted out got swats from the principal or male teachers. And again when they got home. We didn’t have mass school shootings back then.
When I was teaching, those kids the article addresses were welcome to come to my room during lunch or my break. Sometimes the more popular kids did as well. Don’t know if that helped but it didn’t hurt the two groups.
Thing is, we don’t hear about the vast majority of those “lonely” kids who turn out just fine.
looking out for the lonely students, what a concept...
my dtr with aspergers was lonely..had no friends...I appreciated anyone who said a few words to her even to this day....
just because people have aspergers or autism doesn't mean they don't have feelings...
It’s called empathy. It’s very innovative, and we this society could certainly use more such teachers. And it isn’t just social. It’s also academic.