This article reports on a potential benefits of assigned cafeteria seating. The practice in two schools in Wisconsin is felt to help students develop social-emotional skills. Source:
Shawna De La Rosa, Education DIVE, October 25, 2019Description:
"Eliminating isolation, breaking down cliques and encouraging interaction across all ages and social groups ultimately improves school culture. While this can be a challenge for some administrators, getting student buy-in is critical. Seating teachers at student lunch tables is also an opportunity for teachers to demonstrate empathy while leading by example. Educators agree developing social-emotional skills should be a top school priority. Showing empathy is important, as is managing emotions and setting and achieving goals."Read the full article here!