A positive school climate is crucially important to school success. It affects attendance, engagement, learning and even graduation rates.
Yale University researchers stated in a recent article: “Schools with positive climates enjoy not only better academic outcomes, but also a host of social and emotional outcomes, such as reduced bullying, greater engagement and higher school-satisfaction ratings. Teachers, too, benefit from a positive school climate, with studies showing less stress and burnout and greater job satisfaction.”
But educators have never had to tend to school climates in a virtual world at the scale COVID-19 caused. Below are ways that school districts can ensure safe and supportive campus climates for students, teachers, staff and families during this pandemic.
See the following infographic in English and Spanish as a printable PDF.