During Onward’s YouTube Live chat this month, many teachers committed to eating in the staff lounge or acknowledging the hard work of custodial staff as ways to build community. What I love about these commitments is that they will lead to an overall change in school climate. These teachers and leaders are taking it upon themselves to make a difference and build community.
Throughout Onward, Elena shares many implications for leaders who are bringing this resilience work to their organizations. The following resource is a great complement providing leaders with practical strategies to address the climate in their organizations. The Greater Good Science Center out of UC Berkeley published the article How to Create a Positive School Climate: three practical, research-based suggestions for one of the most effective and important things school leaders can do. Love the practical approach to school climate. Every school deserves to have a positive school climate!