Research demonstrates that in schools with a positive climate and culture, there is measurable improvement in student outcomes and increased connection and belonging. What can schools do to support a positive school climate?
Produced by the Resilient and Healthy Schools and Communities team at WestEd, this brief outlines school climate essentials that help educators create the conditions that support the ability of all students to achieve and thrive, including:
- Equitable supports
- Community and family partnerships
- Supportive relationships
- Schoolwide commitment and shared purpose
- Continuous improvement efforts
CISELSS’s Jenny Betz spoke with Pia Escudero, the Executive Director of the Student Health and Human Services Division in the Los Angeles Unified School District, about how she was approaching the school year with a focus on resilience and collective care.
Reimagining Excellence: A Blueprint for Integrating Social and Emotional Well-Being and Academic Excellence in Schools
Just as constructing a well-designed school building requires a blueprint, so does designing an effective and equitable learning program that addresses the needs of the
Leading Voices: Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments – Dr. Christina Pate in Conversation with State and District Leaders
This recorded session features Dr. Christina Pate, Director of Safe and Supportive Learning Environments (SSLE) services at WestEd and Jenny Betz, Senior Program Associate at WestEd, in conversation with Regina Timms, Program Manager for Safe and Supportive Learning Environments at the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED), and Dr. Rose Prejean-Harris, Director of Social and Emotional Learning in Atlanta Public Schools (APS).
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