We know from both research and practical experience that a positive, healthy school climate fosters the healthy development, learning and achievement of our youth. The climate of a school reflects the norms, goals, values, interpersonal relationships, teaching, learning, leadership practices and the organizational structure of that school. Students and staff alike need to be safe and supported, valued, appropriately challenged and engaged. A supportive and affirmative school climate is essential for the academic success and emotional health of both students and staff. This workshop will explore what comprises a positive school culture and climate, the impact on the school community, and how to implement sustainable strategies, activities and best practices to create a positive, healthy school climate.
Participants will be able to:
• Identify what makes up the climate and culture of a school;
• Explain the importance of a healthy school climate and culture for a thriving school community;
• Outline strategies to employ to improve school culture and climate; and
• List the resources available to use in creating a healthy school climate and culture.
School staff & BH system staff
Participants must attend entire session and submit an evaluation.