Positive and Inviting School Climate
Are you creating a school climate where students feel safe and heard and have strong relationships with adults who can support them?
When focusing on Positive and Inviting School Climates, strategic school leaders…
- Ensure each student feels safe through transparent, culturally sensitive, and consistently enforced rules and discipline policies.
- Implement structures, time, and processes to ensure that each student has positive relationships with staff and other students.
- Embed social-emotional development opportunities into both instruction and standalone structures.
- Implement structures and strategies that enable educators to engage families actively and meaningfully.
Explore these resources to get started:
This interactive workbook provides a structure to help your team better understand what is causing challenges related to Positive & Inviting School Climate and identify concrete next steps for improving the experiences that students have in school.
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