School Climate

Safe Supportive Learning Resources from the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)

School Climate Survey Compendia

The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) maintains a compendium of valid and reliable surveys, assessments, and scales of school climate that can assist educators in their efforts to identify and assess their conditions for learning.

Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment in Our Nation's Classrooms Training Toolkit

This training toolkit is made up of two modules that address bullying in classrooms.  Specifically, it is designed for trainers to assist teachers in cultivating meaningful relationships with students while creating a positive climate in the classroom.

Module 1 - Understanding and Intervening in Bullying Behavior

Module 2 - Creating a Supportive Classroom Climate

Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment on Our Nation's School Buses Training Toolkit

This training toolkit is made up of two modules that address bullying on school buses.  Specifically, it is designed for trainers to assist school bus drivers in cultivating meaningful relationships with students while creating a positive climate on the school bus.

Module 1 - See Something. Do Something: Intervening in Bullying Behavior

Module 2 - Creating a Supportive Bus Climate: Preventing Bullying

U.S. Department of Education Resources

School Climate & School Discipline: A Guidance Package

The U.S. Department of Education (ED), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), released a school discipline guidance package on January 8, 2014 that will assist states, districts and schools in developing solutions to enhance school climate, and improve school discipline policies and practices.  Learn More.
 

Directory of Federal School Climate and Discipline Resources

Includes Products and Tools on School Climate and Discipline as well as links to Federal Surveys With School Climate Items and Scales.

Resources

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the nation’s leading organization advancing the development of academic, social and emotional competence for all students. Our mission is to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning an integral part of education from preschool through high school. Through research, practice and policy, CASEL collaborates to ensure all students become knowledgeable, responsible, caring and contributing members of society.

CASEL 2013 Guide to Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs

The CASEL Guide provides a systematic framework for evaluating the quality of classroom-based social and emotional learning programs and applies this framework to rate and identify well-designed, evidence-based SEL programs with potential for broad dissemination to schools across the United States. The Guide also shares best-practice guidelines for district and school teams on how to select and implement SEL programs. Finally, it offers recommendations for future priorities to advance SEL research, practice and policy. 

Learning by Heart: Social and Emotional Learning in Secondary Schools

How can high schools weave SEL into their daily practice? In six case studies, WKCD documents the transformative power of social and emotional learning, and its connections to deeper learning, in a diverse collection of U.S. secondary schools. Student voice permeates these stories, including multimedia created from interviews with students. The series features: East Side Community School, New York, NY; Fenger High School, Chicago, IL; Oakland International High School, Oakland, CA; Quest Early College High School, Humble, TX; and Springfield Renaissance School, Springfield, MA.

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