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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work| Case Study

Glenview Elementary

Grades K-5 | Oakland, CA

Strengthening School Community Brings Gains in Academic Achievement

Dialogue circles, arts programming, and team-building activities create a positive school culture and support academic growth at Glenview Elementary School.

What this School is Achieving

OUTCOMES

With the implementation of dialogue circles, arts programming, and supports for professional learning in 2010:

STATE TESTS ACHIEVEMENT

  • 12% growth in ELA
  • 13% growth in math
  • 103% growth in science

BEHAVIORS

  • Suspension rate decreased from 4% to 0%

 

How They Do It

Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management

Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management

At Glenview Elementary School, dialogue circles are part of a program aimed at building collaboration, respect, and positive behavior among students.

07/01/2014
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Partner with Local Arts Organizations

Partner with Local Arts Organizations

Partnerships with local arts organizations can bring much-needed resources to your students without much cost, and can provide students with new outlets for creativity and ways to develop essential critical thinking and collaboration skills.

07/01/2014
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