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Positive Learning Climates KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Positive Learning Climates KnowledgeBase is an online resource to aid educators in nurturing school climates conducive to learning. It is organized around five elements aimed at developing a positive learning climate.

Task 1: Identify Target Audiences

Guideline: Communications related to a school's learning climate should be targeted to the needs of its audience. Such groups include the following:

  • School - Staff, Parents, and Students
  • District - Superintendent, District Staff, and Board of Education
  • Community - Taxpayers, Business Leaders, Public Safety and Local Government Officials, and News Media
  • State - Department of Education




Checklist of Possible Stakeholders

A broad range of stakeholders should be involved in the improvement process. This checklist may help the improvement team identify stakeholders in its community.



Communications Plan Worksheet

This U.S. Department of Transportation worksheet from the "It All Adds Up to Cleaner Air" website identifies specific primary and secondary audiences for a communications plan. It may be a useful example for educators.

Alternate format: PDF

Practical Tips

6 Steps to Decoding Your Target Audience

This link to the Forbes website offers practical tips for focusing communication efforts on target audiences.

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