The Angel List is a yearlong teacher–student match of students identified by teachers as having no connections or relationships to a teacher in the school. At the beginning of the year, staff identify students who do not appear to have relationships with adults at the school. Staff are paired with these students and work throughout the year intentionally to establish connections.
Robinson Elementary School wants every student to have a positive relationship with adults in the school. Teachers post pictures of all students on the wall and silently place dots next to each student with whom they already have a relationship. Students with two dots have established relationships with teachers in the school and therefore are not included in the list. However, students with one dot are discussed, and those with no dots are assigned to the Angel List. Teachers then become an individual student’s angel. Students do not know that they have been selected.