School Culture & Climate Teacher Resources

What is the culture of your school? How can you provide social and emotional tools to your students to improve current dynamics at play? We have resources to help. 

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School Climate

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars examine school climate in relation to the physical structure of the school building. A Luann cartoon can be used to stimulate thinking and promote discussion which focuses on feelings of alienation that can occur in large...
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Student Opinion: Are You Popular, Quirky or Conformist?

For Students 7th - 12th
Approach the topic of popularity with this resource from the New York Times and their Learning Network series. The article is about Alexandra Robbins' "Quirk Theory." Learners respond to the article excerpt either on paper or online....
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The School: School Culture Across Louisiana

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students identify and research school customs and folk groups through discussion and interviews. Then they identify and learn that traditional culture exists within other cultural contexts, such as the academic world of school, and in...
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The Many Roles I Play in My Community

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Small groups brainstorm their roles in the community. Then, individually, complete a community roles web worksheet. Peers share their completed product and extend the conversation to include the feelings and character traits that go...
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Zoom-In: What is a Mosaic?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders design mosaics that reflect their school's culture. In this visual arts lesson, 3rd graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress where they compare mosaics of the past to the cultures...
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Sky High

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Even superheroes can be bullied! Using a clip from the film Sky High, the 12th activity in a 17-part character education series examines how identifying with a specific group has its ups and downs. Groups view the clip, then explore ways...
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Personal Code of Ethics

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders develop a personal code of ethics and relate their personal code of ethics to school situations. They discuss steps they will take to resolve ethical issue at school and develop a personal plan to advocate for an ethical...
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The American Indian Boarding School Experience: Then and Now

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine cultural assimilation. For this Native American history lesson, students read and analyze "The Spirit Survives: The American Indian Boarding School Experience: Then and Now." Students identify how American Indian...
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School for Santas

For Students 6th - 8th
Being able to read and recall is a very important skill. Why not have learners read about an American holiday phenomenon? They'll answer who, what, when, where, why, and how with regard to a New York Times article about a school for...
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School Climate, Where Are We Now?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers complete a school climate survey. They analyze the results and decide on an area of need in the school. They recommend a plan of action and complete it.
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STAR Deputies

For Teachers 2nd Standards
New ReviewScholars become STAR deputies in a instructional activity that encourages them to be problem-solvers. Small groups gather to complete a worksheet by answering questions. A discussion presents a scenario in which a problem occurs on the...
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STAR Deputies, Unite!

For Teachers 2nd Standards
New ReviewSTAR deputies unite! Scholars gather in small groups to solve problems using the STAR method. Pupils read a card that describes a situation that requires problem-solving. They role-play the scenario in front of their peers.
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Six Lessons from Jena

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students have discussions on how to create a good school climate based on Jena Every School. Students discuss signs of trouble, school climate, bias incidences, forums for discussion, teachable moments, and bridging divisions in the school.
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Warning Signs

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners identify the signs that someone is being bullied. In this school climate lesson, students discuss the provided list of signs that one is being bullied. Links are provided to other lessons about bullying.
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inspireED Innovator's Guide

For Students K - Higher Ed
New ReviewEducators and scholars come together to build a team of go-getters striving for positive change in their school and community. Become an insipreED team with this handy guide designed to get you started. Sixty pages outline the who, what,...
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On This Day: March For Our Lives Rally

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
New ReviewThe Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting which took the lives of 17 innocent victims inspired more young activists to take up a cause. Academics learn how the March For Our Lives agenda was formed from this tragic event and how...
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Everyone Has the Right to Be Safe at School

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Create responsibility and a sense of ownership with a classroom behavior contract. Learners provide input and accept accountability for their own behavior. Everyone feels validated and heard as ideas are written on a large chart,...
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Inclusion/Exclusion

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students verbally share their own experiences as students, exploring different ways people are made to feel "included" in the learning process.
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School Customs Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th
For this school customs worksheet, learners answer 6 questions to enable them to consider the folklife of their school to inspire classroom discussion of the topic.
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Cruel Schools

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students survey the climate of their school. In this personal health instructional activity, students discuss bullying and violence in schools. Students then complete a school climate survey, compile the results, and interpret them....
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Day of Kindness

For Teachers 5th
Students foster the improvement of the school climate. They examine kindness behaviors. bullying behaviors snd how their school and classroom are committed to putting an end to bullying.
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Human Rights

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore human rights, kindness and equality. Through a series of lesson plans included in this unit, students discover how to create a caring school climate. They read stories, write in journals, role play equality and kindness...
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What Will We Become?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create an action plan based upon the results of the School Climate Survey. They implement the plan as demonstrated by a daily log of activity. They complete group and individual reflection and evaluation activities.
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Don't Laugh at Me

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe how discrimination can grow within a school climate. They examine the work of Peter Yarrow for his work to help others end discrimination. They develop their own plan for decreasing the amount of discrimination in their...

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