New Resources form the U.S Department of Education
This year, back-to-school time has presented historic challenges that changed the way schools across the country welcomed students back, regardless of the instructional model. Actively addressing school climate and culture and attending to students’ physical, mental, and emotional well-being are more important than ever to ensure all students and families feel welcomed, safe, and supported in their school environments.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Institute of Education Sciences, and Office of Special Education Programs have developed Welcoming Safe and Supportive Learning Environments, resources to support teachers and school and district leaders in creating a welcoming, safe, and supportive learning environments.
These resources include School Climate Improvement, Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment in Our Nation’s Classrooms, Mindfulness in Education: An Approach to Cultivating Self-Awareness That Can Bolster Kids’ Learning, Returning to School During and After Crisis, and Supporting Students with Disabilities at School and Home. You can find similar resources at the following websites: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Resources, Center on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations, and Institute of Education Sciences COVID-19 Evidence-Based Resources. Click here to view them.