Students and educators face increasingly difficult school environments. Issues related to bullying, anxiety, poor morale and low motivation have all created barriers to student achievement and success. In response, many districts have implemented a variety of programs and structures to address school climate. Restorative practices, Social-Emotional Learning strategies and curricula, PBIS and MTSS structures are being utilized with districts and school sites to attempt to improve student outcomes. However, without appropriate shifts in mindset, strong technical assistance, and sustainability plans, many districts experience short-term success followed by long-term failure.
Transforming School Climate through Innovative Solutions tackles the challenge of school climate with a fresh lens. Bringing together the latest in research with actionable tips, Transforming School Climate provides a series of articles to guide districts and school sites to:
• Tackle equity concerns
• Create sustainable teams and implementation plans
• Improve staff wellness
• Build social-emotional competencies and resilience
• Support mental health and behavior needs at Tiers I, II, and III
Transforming School Climate is the must-read guide for creating a sustainable positive school climate and improving student outcomes.