Positive School Climate = Healthy Community

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!