Use these Classroom Shared Agreements (and other lesson plans) from CASEL to create time to build the relationships that encourages learners to feel a sense of community- that they are “in this together”.
Read and share Why Schools Need to Normalize and Prioritize Students’ Mental Health, an article from Teach for America, for insights into mental health for students from low-income households and guidance on how educational leaders can better address their needs at the school and district level.
Incorporate elements of identify-safe learning experiences that promote student achievement and attachment to school. To learn more about these practices, download Educating the whole child: Improving school climate to support student success, by Linda Darling-Hammond and Channa Cook-Harvey
Access Healing, Community, and Humanity: How students and Teachers Want to Reinvent Schools Post-COVID from Teaching Systems Lab. It provides a toolkit (pages 23-30) and guidance on how to implement four reflection protocols with your school communities.
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.