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School Climate and Wellness Foundations: Strategic Goals for Improved Teaching and Learning

Recorded on October 27, 2017

School climate and wellness are essential aspects of school improvement efforts that can lead to increased student engagement, attendance, achievement, and success. But cultivating and sustaining a positive school climate that creates the necessary conditions for learning and teaching can be challenging.

The Moving the Needle on School Climate and Wellness Toward a Happier and Healthier School Community webinar series is designed to help school leaders plan and implement policies and practices that improve climate, engage students and staff, and support the needs of all members of the school community.

The series features subject matter experts and practitioners from around the country as guest presenters.

This first webinar, School Climate and Wellness Foundations: Strategic Goals for Improved Teaching and Learning, explores how school leaders can set strategic school climate goals and motivate the engagement of the entire school community.

Who Will Benefit

  • K-12 school district superintendents and administrators
  • Principals and site administrators
  • Teacher leaders, behavior specialists, intervention coordinators
  • School board members and parent leaders

What You Will Learn

  • How school climate and culture can impact the quality of teaching and learning
  • The key elements to improve school climate and wellness, including incorporating student, staff, and family voice; using data effectively; and engaging students in schoolwide efforts
  • How to set strategic (and realistic) goals for action throughout the school year


  • Jenny Betz, School Climate Specialist, Health & Justice Program at WestEd
  • Rebeca Cerna, Senior Research Associate, Health & Justice Program at WestEd

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