Do students in your school feel comfortable talking to teachers? Do they believe they can ask for help? Do they think a teacher would notice if they are absent?
Answers to these questions reveal a lot about how students feel about their school and whether it is a place they believe they can learn and thrive.
Positive and stable relationships among staff, students, and families are the foundation of a school’s climate and for ensuring that every kid in a school community feels known and supported. But building and sustaining those relationships takes as much teamwork, deliberate care, and effective leadership as establishing a strong instructional program.
The hardships and upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic and the renewed fight against racism are bringing even more urgency to school climate work, regardless of whether school is taking place in-person, virtually, or both.
In this summit, learn from school climate experts, principals, and others about how to establish school climate best practices, how to prioritize—and model—relationship building with students, and how to take concrete actions to eliminate policies and practices that are harmful to students who are Black, Hispanic, LGBTQ, and other marginalized groups.
How Principals Set the Stage for School Climate—Both In-Person and Remote
Neiman received a Record of Specialization in Rasch and Item Response Theory from the Institute for Statistics Education in 2019. She earned her M.A. in psychology from New York University in 2008.
How to Support High Expectations for Students’ Academics and Behavior
How Can Principals Tackle Bias and Racism in Schools?
Using Student Voice and Student Agency to Create a Positive and Inclusive School Climate
Inspire, Connect, and Engage
Creating a school environment where students feel empowered and student voices can be equally heard and uplifted, builds a community with equal investment between educators and students. Teachers are asking for flexible tools that provide students with a creative voice, to ensure equity in every student’s ability to learn and safeguard the security of each individual both in the classroom and online. With customized account profiles, secure sharing, and teacher approved applications, educators can create lessons where students can be creative and heard. Join the Promethean chat to learn more about how we can support educators through custom simulations and lesson models to empower students’ own learning and creativity in the classroom and remotely.
Education Week can provide 1 hour of Professional Development credit for online summits if the educator attends live. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you shortly after the summit has ended. On demand viewing of a summit cannot be used for credit. As with all professional development hours delivered, Education Week recommends each educator verify ahead of the online summit that the content will qualify for professional development in your school, district, county, or state with your supervisor, human resources professional, and/or principal or superintendent’s office.