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School Culture

What beliefs, values, and assumptions does your staff share? Read how to cultivate a strong team by fostering shared norms, values, and traditions over the long term.

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    Remember personal time? For many educators, technology has driven it toward extinction—and it’s time to get serious about reclaiming it.
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    Learning loss is real and needs to be addressed, but how we go about it should be commensurate with the size of the moment.
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    Educators’ health and well-being should be prioritized in school culture; school leaders can help create the conditions for that.
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    Teachers of color are leaving the profession at staggering rates. A new study highlights some of the reasons why.
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  • A Daily Support System for Students

    Students who need extra social and emotional support have a quick check-in with an adult at the start and end of each day.
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  • The Power of Relationships in Schools

    Research shows that students who feel safe and supported by adults at school are better able to learn.
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    Building a Culture that Respects Teachers and Reduces Stress

    When teachers are given time to work closely with other teachers, and have achievable goals—school culture thrives.
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    5 Adaptable SEL Strategies for In-Person or Distance Learning

    Whatever this school year brings, teachers can consistently use these strategies to promote critical life skills.
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    Many secondary students pass on pep rallies and whole-school events, but smaller gatherings can help them connect to the community.
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  • Reimagining Alternative Education

    Alternative education should be framed not as a last resort for ‘bad’ students but as a way to provide positive, intentional supports.
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    6 Exercises to Get to Know Your Students Better—and Increase Their Engagement

    Celebrating your middle and high school students' unique identities can bolster connections and improve performance in school.
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  • ‘You Can’t Lead on Empty’: On Supporting Staff With Vicarious Trauma

    Dr. Art McCoy, superintendent of the Jennings School District in Missouri, explains the impact of vicarious trauma on staff as they support students.
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    How a visit to Starbucks inspired a change to flexible seating—and then some changes in teaching philosophy.
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