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The Nature of Middle Level Communication

Association for Middle Level Education, 2014. (web resource)

Just as a COMMUNICATION utility marker has a solid fixed wall around it, we must be sure that we don’t have walls around our school communication plans that keep stakeholders out. If language and communication are the glue holding us together, everyone must have equal and reciprocal access to that critical binding agent. Learn about improving communications in middle level schools in this blog post from the Association for Middle Level Education.

Nurturing Effective Middle Level Schools

Association for Middle Level Education, 2014. (web resource)

How can middle school leaders promote relationships and improve school climate and student morale? In this Association for Middle Level Education blog post, learn what ingredients create supportive and positive middle level schools.

School Climate Improvement and Breaking the Bully-Victim-Bystander Cycle

National School Climate Center (PDF, 4 pgs.)

National School Climate Center's research and best practices in the area of bullying prevention.

Promoting Respectful Schools

ASCD, 2011. (web publication)

The September 2011 issue of Educational Leadership, "Promoting Respectful Schools," features articles on bullying, school climate, and preventing hate language.

School Culture and Climate

ASCD. (web resource)

ASCD’s website provides a list of school climate resources under its “Research a Topic” section.

School Climate Practices for Implementation and Sustainability

National School Climate Center, 2013. (PDF, 56 pgs.)

The National School Climate Center (NSCC) School Climate Practice Briefs for Implementation and Sustainability present the latest in research and best practice for effective school climate reform from leading education experts. The 11 issues selected to be included in this set of practice briefs are based on NSCC’s decade-long work with the entire academic community—teachers, staff, school-based mental health professionals, students and parents—to improve a climate for learning. The briefs provide meaningful and relevant guidelines, programs and services that support a model for whole school improvement with a focus on school climate.

BulllyBust: Promoting A Community of Upstanders

National School Climate Center, 2009 (web resource)

BullyBust promotes valuable free supports to help schools-in-need put an end to bullying with targeted school-wide and classroom-based efforts. This site includes research-based resources for students, parents, and educators for addressing bullying incidences effectively and creating a culture of upstanders inside and out of school.

Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI)

National School Climate Center (web resource)

The Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI) is one of the most recognized and comprehensive school climate measures today that assesses to what extent students’, parents’ and school personnel feel safe, “connected’ and engaged in school life.  Developed over ten years of research and field-testing, the CSCI is a scientifically sound survey tool that thousands of schools, districts, networks of schools and several State Departments of Education (Ohio and Iowa) as well as the World Bank and foreign educational ministries have used.  

The School Climate Resource Center

National School Climate Center, 2012. (web resource)

A web-based portal designed to support capacity building and sustainable school climate reform. The School Climate Resource Center (SCRC) is an interactive, web-based portal designed to support capacity building and sustainable school climate improvement efforts. The SCRC includes a school climate implementation road map, learning modules, best practices, connect – a Social forum, school climate standards, and general information about school climate.

The National School Climate Center School Climate Improvement Model

National School Climate Center, n.d. (web resource)

The NSCC School Climate Improvement Model outlines a series of tasks and challenges that research (from school reform in general, prosocial education, community schooling, risk prevention and health-mental health promotion) suggests needs to shape an effective (i) planning and preparation process; (ii) assessment; (iii) understanding assessment findings and action planning; (iv) implementing the action plan; and, (v) beginning the continuous process of school climate process anew.

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Fast, Free, Online: The ASCD School Improvement Tool

Designed for use in schools and districts, the free ASCD School Improvement Tool offers educators a comprehensive and completely online needs assessment.

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