• School Climate Improvement

    School Climate refers to the current quality and character of school life.  It is based upon people's experiences of school and reflects norms, goals, values, interpersonal relationships, teaching and learning practices and organizational structures.  
    Ongoing school climate assessment, in the spirit of continuous improvement, can lead to schools that steadily become safer, more civil, engaging, conducive to learning, inviting to the community and therefore, more likely to lead students to achieve their potential as productive citizens. 
    School Climate is sometimes linked with the term, "school culture", describing the way schools "do business", informed by shared history, customary practices, traditions, teamwork and sense of community.
    So what makes a positive school climate?  According to the National School Climate Center's "School Climate Research Summary," virtually all researchers suggest five essential areas of focus:
    1. Safety
    2. Relationships
    3. Teaching and Learning
    4. Institutional Environment
    5. School Climate
    Every school is unique.  As a result, each school needs to consider its own history, community, strengths and needs in order to delineate school climate improvement goals.  

    Upcoming Networking Opportunities:

    September 24, 2019
    9:00am - 3:00pm Face-to-face
    West Decatur CIU10
    November 5, 2019
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Hybrid (face-to-face and videoconference)
    West Decatur CIU10
    January 23, 2020
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Hybrid
    West Decatur CIU10
    March 5, 2020
    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    West Decatur CIU10
    May 27, 2020
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Hybrid
    West Decatur CIU10
    School Climate Improvement trainings are available upon request
  • For more information regarding this event, contact:

  • Mike Baker
    Curriculum Consultant

  • Christine Sanker
    Educational Consultant