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School Climate

When students, staff, and visitors enter your campus, how do they feel? Read about creating a positive, welcoming, education-friendly climate in your school.
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A Feelings Walking Tour: Surveying Your School Culture and Climate

Maurice Elias describes how to take a symbolic walk through your school to gain insight and ideas for any necessary action or changes.

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Equity vs. Equality: 6 Steps Toward Equity

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Building Staff Rapport With Flash Lessons

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It Takes Courage to Make Schools Better

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Equity vs. Equality: 6 Steps Toward Equity

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Building Staff Rapport With Flash Lessons

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What the Heck Is Restorative Justice?

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Biased Discipline at My School

A public high school administrator recounts the moment she recognized that her teachers disciplined black and white students differently.

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A group of teachers chat over coffee.
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7 Easy Ways to Improve School-Wide Communication

Surprisingly simple ideas to improve communication, from informal teacher huddles to professional culture surveys.

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A teacher and a group of students stand in a circle holding hands.
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Lessons Learned From Great Schools Around the World

A former teacher discusses what he learned in his travels across four continents.

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Three girls exclude another girl in a school hallway.
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What Is Identity-Based Bullying—and How Can I Stop It?

An introduction to a particularly destructive form of bullying—and three things you can do to address it.

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A diverse group of kids look at a globe together.
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How Leaders Can Improve Their Schools’ Cultural Competence

Helping students learn to accept differences is one way to overcome the hate we see in so many facets of our society today.

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Two boys look into each other's eyes, a technique that builds empathy.
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Research-Backed Approaches to Preventing Bullying

Programs, tips, and strategies for reducing bullying using SEL techniques.

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An adult male in a white button up shirt, tie, and black pants is sitting between two young boys in chairs against the wall of an administrative office. He's talking to one of them, while the other boy has his hands over his ears.
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What the Heck Is Restorative Justice?

With the right training and support, restorative justice can prove more effective than traditional discipline measures in building a stronger school community.

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A large, studentless classroom, with large blue bouncy balls, sofa chairs, folding chairs, a tent, crates, mats, and other unique furniture.
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Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign

Flexible classroom seating invites collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking by helping students manage their physical energy and comfort as they learn on their own terms.

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19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies

Emphasize the obvious, keep things fresh, and be honest. Showing students that it pays to behave and respecting them as individuals greatly enhance classroom management.

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Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need
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Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need

At Albemarle County Public Schools, flexible classrooms empower student choice, increase student engagement, and improve student participation.

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Behavior Expectations and How to Teach Them

Instead of assigning disciplinary consequences when students don't meet behavior expectations, why not deal them as we would deal with academic failures and missteps?

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Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Resources for Teachers

How can teachers prepare for diverse classrooms? There isn't a definitive answer, but there is a wealth of resources online. Discover some helpful links for teachers.

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In the multipurpose room, a large group of middle school students fill one side of the bleachers, some clapping.
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Restorative Justice: Resources for Schools

Explore resources and case studies that demonstrate how to bring restorative justice to your school or classroom.

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3 Things Students Desire to Hear From Teachers

Students deeply desire to hear that their teachers believe in them, recognize and can explain their purpose, and want to know who they really are.

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