Summary: This article makes the point about a positive school climate being about every student. The author stresses the point that “All means all” saying that every student must feel connected to the school regardless of background, needs to be acted upon in practice in the school. It needs to more than just a saying.
Source: Peter DeWitt, Education Week Commentary, September 21, 2017
“School climate is about how students feel when they enter the building. Are they welcomed through the front door every day, or are they told to get to class? When seen in the hallway by the principal, are students told to display their hall pass, or are they stopped and asked how their day is going, what they’re learning about, and what has been the best part of their day so far? Positive and inclusive school climates are those where all students feel welcomed and supported.”
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