School Climate Change

  • Title:School Climate Change: How Do I Build a Positive Environment for Learning?
  • Author:Peter DeWitt, Sean Slade
  • Publication Date:September 2014
  • Grade Level:K-12
  • ISBN:9781416619529
  • Publisher:ASCD

It's true that a positive school climate promotes factors that improve the learning environment and academic achievement at all levels of schooling. Let award-winning elementary school principal Peter DeWitt and whole child expert Sean Slade guide you in how to create a more positive school climate for your students and teachers. Discover steps and advice that help you

  • Foster a welcoming, cooperative, and safe school environment.
  • Engage students and school stakeholders in improving the learning process.
  • Promote inclusivity and equity throughout your school.
  • Nurture students’ social-emotional needs.

Find out how students and educators can use school climate change strategies to overcome the most difficult obstacles to student achievement, well-being, and success.


Author Bio

Peter DeWitt (Ed.D.), a former school principal in Upstate, NY, previously taught elementary school for 11 years. His syndicated blog, Finding Common Ground, is published by Education Week and he is a freelance writer for Vanguard Magazine. Peter has traveled the world, developing content, visiting school sites, influencing policy, and presenting with John Hattie. He has worked with educators at schools, districts, educational service centers, and educational organizations, including the Council of Chief State School Officials. His presentations focus on school leadership, school climate, as well as safeguarding LGBT students and other social justice topics.

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