School Climate ImprovementSchool 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:
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.
- Teaching and Learning
- Institutional Environment
- School Climate
Upcoming Networking Opportunities:September 24, 20199:00am - 3:00pm Face-to-face$15.00West Decatur CIU10November 5, 20199:00 AM - 11:00 AM Hybrid (face-to-face and videoconference)$0.00West Decatur CIU10January 23, 20209:00 AM - 11:00 AM Hybrid$0.00West Decatur CIU10March 5, 20209:00 AM - 3:00 PM$15.00West Decatur CIU10May 27, 20209:00 AM - 11:00 AM Hybrid$0.00West Decatur CIU10School Climate Improvement trainings are available upon request
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