Inclusion: A Bird’s Eye View (Part 3 of 3 – Down to Earth)

[Image: Viewpoint from the forest floor, looking upwards at the brown-eyed Susan flowers in the late afternoon sunlight, in early September] Welcome back! This is the third and final blog post about my use of sociometry to visualize class dynamics, with an eye to promoting inclusion. To recap, the question posed to students was, “Name…

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Inclusion: A Bird’s Eye View (Part 2 of 3 – The Visual)

Welcome back!! Now that you’ve gathered information about who everyone in the class would prefer to work with (and for some, who they would prefer not to work with), you can formally organize these reactions visually, to help create an inclusive working environment in your classroom. Organizing this formally can be time-consuming. You will need…

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Inclusion: A Bird’s Eye View (Part 1 of 3 – Getting Started)

I have always been fascinated by birds. They have the ability to be among us, here on the ground, but many also soar high above us, taking in a more global view. They can see the big picture, and then return to earth. I used to wonder how I could be like a bird, and…

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