Every School…Safe, Supportive, Engaging, Inspiring:  Peer mentoring promotes positive school climate and appreciation of diversity

“The 2016 election has been long and fraught with strong emotions. As a nation, we have much to do to heal the divisiveness that has resulted. As parents, caregivers, and educators, we have a critical responsibility to help children and youth feel safe and secure and learn how to engage with others of differing viewpoints … Continue reading “Every School…Safe, Supportive, Engaging, Inspiring:  Peer mentoring promotes positive school climate and appreciation of diversity”

How to Become a Socially Inclusive School

By Dr. Maurice Elias, Director Social-Emotional Learning Lab, Rutgers University IN ITS COMPREHENSIVE CASE STUDY OF SOCIALLY INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS, Special Olympics’ Project UNIFY (3) identified the common factors across schools that had created a bridge from social inclusion programs to a genuinely positive school climate. The case study findings are here (4), and I’m also … Continue reading “How to Become a Socially Inclusive School”

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