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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.

Sub-Task 1: Families




Helping Your Child Become a Responsible Citizen

This U.S. Department of Education publication for parents provides activities for elementary-, middle- and high school-aged children related to proper values and behavior skills. School staff members may find it useful for sharing with parents as part of a character initiative program. Alternate format: Spanish Format

The School Bully Can Take a Toll on Your Child's Mental Health

This National Mental Health Information Center fact sheet offers parents advice on what they can do to make sure bullying does not consume their children.


Handbook on Family and Community Engagement

Thirty-six of the best thinkers on family and community engagement were assembled to produce this handbook. The authors tell what they know in plain language, succinctly presented in short chapters with practical suggestions for states, districts and schools. The vignettes in the handbook provide vivid pictures of the real life of parents, teachers and kids.


Families, Youth and Communities

This U.S. Department of Agriculture website provides information on programs for families, youth and communities through the National institute of Food and Agriculture.

Raising Children to Resist Violence: What Can You Do

This American Psychological Association article describes how parents can help their children resist violence in and out of school.

School Community Network

This link is to the School Community Network website. As noted at its website, "The School Community Network (SCN) provides resources and tools to build strong school communities." formerly sponsored by the Center on Innovation and Improvement is now part of the School Community Network.

Teaching Tolerance

This link to the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance project offers resources on teaching tolerance.


Elements of Effective Family-School Partnerships

This webinar provides participants with a framework that identifies the elements of effective family-school partnerships. Participants explored four versions of family-school partnerships and assessed where their school community falls within the framework. The webinar explores various strategies to help schools move from basic levels of partnership to more effective and systemic family-school partnerships that support learning and school improvement.

Systemic Family Engagement

The purpose of this webinar is to define and demonstrate in detail what is meant by “systemic” family engagement. The webinar features “promising practice” district initiatives that spans several schools, that are linked to student learning and engage community partners.

The Why and What of Family Engagement

The purpose of this webinar was to explore current research-based definitions of family engagement and what we now know about the impact of family engagement on student achievement and whole school reform. The webinar explores the meaning of "family engagement," the various was families are involved in their children's education and the impact of these various engagements in their children's education.