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Creating a Positive School Climate: Supporting Great Teaching


The Alliance for Excellent Education Invites You to a Webinar on

Creating a Positive School Climate: Supporting Great Teaching

Jonathan Cohen, Cofounder and President, National School Climate Center
Martens Roc, Policy and Advocacy Associate, Alliance for Excellent Education
Rachel Santos, Teacher and PBIS District Coach, ABC Unified School District, California
Joaquín Tamayo, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education

Please join the Alliance for a webinar on work being done to ensure that all students are learning in an environment that keeps them safe and engaged, instills social and emotional learning, and includes a strong academic program.

Closing achievement and high school graduation rate gaps requires comprehensive school reform that includes a positive school climate that meets and develops the academic, social, and emotional needs of every student. Teachers are a vital part in creating a school climate that meets these needs and prepares students for college and a career.

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, schools with the largest populations of students of color are twice as likely as schools with smallest populations of students of color to employ teachers who have only one to two years of classroom teaching experience. In addition, numerous studies indicate that students of color, students with disabilities, and students from low-income families have less access to teachers with the proper credentials and subject-area expertise.

This webinar will focus on the critical role teachers play in creating a positive school climate for their students and the importance of these relationships. The panelists will offer suggestions on how to prepare and support teachers in developing these types of relationships and creating a positive school environment. They will also provide information on federal and local efforts to address these issues. Panelists will address questions submitted by viewers from across the country.


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If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available at usually one or two days after the event airs.

Support for this webinar is provided in part by The Schott Foundation for Public Education and The Atlantic Philanthropies.


Just released! View the NEW report on school climate.

List of resources and research from panelist Jonathan Cohen (PDF)

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