How do learning environments impact academic achievement, student motivation, college and career readiness, and more? What elements of school culture nurture resilience, self-determination, and other qualities of lifelong learners? Here, we explore different components of school culture and how they impact student success.
Many factors can impact a student’s ability to learn, including social experiences, behavioral health, trauma, and student discipline practices.
Equitable access, inclusion, and opportunities to learn are our civil rights, yet many gaps remain.
School safety is at the forefront of many discussions around school improvement. The state and local districts are investing heavily into upgrading their safety systems, and communities are coming together to discuss how to make schools safer.
When students are engaged, they learn better. Including students in decision-making, both in the classroom and school-wide, can help students feel a sense of agency and belonging in their classroom and can ultimately improve academic outcomes.
How are your schools creating supportive learning environments? What are the most important issues in your community? Are there opportunities for students and families in decision making?