Transforming School Climate Toolkit

“… a 2011 study showing that evidence-based instruction in social and emotional learning boosts academic achievement by, on average, 11 points on standardized tests.” pdf_16x16  Download PDF 

School climate refers to patterns of people’s experiences of school life; it reflects the norms, goals, values, interpersonal relationships, teaching, learning and leadership practices, as well as the organizational structure that comprise school life. There is no question that school culture is a critical factor in school success. For nearly two decades, a growing body of research describes the link between positive school climate and student absenteeism, suspension, feeling connected and attached to school, student self-esteem, positive self-concept and motivation to learn. A school’s culture, in short, either promotes or undermines student learning.

To learn more about creating safe, caring and engaging schools, click on the resources below!

Students as Change Agents
How to Create an Allies Diversity Program

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