Creating safe schools from the inside out

This book details a comprehensive process for empowering students and teachers as school improvement leaders and “experts.” Bill Preble and Rick Gordon explain how schools can use the SafeMeasures™ collaborative action research process to: Collect and analyze school climate data; Develop improvement goals; Create exciting and inspiring action plans to dramatically improve their school's climate and student engagement

Each chapter features success stories from real schools, strategies and implementation activities, and book study questions that help all stakeholders transform both their school climate and student learning.

Introduction: Bringing Our Schools into Balance

Introduction: Bringing our schools into balance

Good teachers understand that when students feel stressed, threatened, angry, or unsafe, they are less likely to learn. Every new teacher learns the importance of meeting basic human needs for safety and belonging (Maslow, 1968). Teachers who are familiar with the latest research on the dynamics of the brain know that ...

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