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Maximize opportunities and resources provided by the USDA, including new flexibilities allowed to meet school needs. • Access the Interactive Food Buying Guide • Watch this video on the School Nutrition and Cost Study • Download Offer versus Serve materials

7 Things Teachers Say to Create a Supportive Classroom

Read this Edutopia article for language ideas and inspiration. The author combed through teacher comments and articles by experienced educators to identify phrases that empower learners and create a supportive environment.

School Climate Improvements

For concrete steps for leading a successful effort, download The Reference Manual on School Climate Improvements from The National Center on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments. Page 7 offers instructions on how to use the manual

Parent and Educator Guide to School Climate Resources

Download the Department of Education’s Parent and Educator Guide to School Climate Resources to plan and navigate a successful school climate improvement effort. It provides general information about the concept of school climate improvement, suggestions for leading an effective effort and helpful additional resources.