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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: Understand Change Process

Guideline: Creating a positive school climate is a complex change process involving diverse constituencies. How well change is accomplished is dependent on how it is attempted and implemented. To accomplish such change school leaders need to understand the dynamics of the change process. The resource documents offered provide guidance in this regard.



Education on the Web - Managing Change

This link is to the Managing Change category in Education on the Web. The category provides resources to assist educators with managing change.

Encouraging Involvement of Potential Opponents as Well as Allies

This Community Toolbox link offers ways to involve potential opponents as allies in any planning activity. The list includes twelve "talking points" for dealing with possible opponents.

Practical Tips


Practicing Listening Skills

This Department of Veterans Affairs website offers suggestions on practicing listening skills. The suggestions may be useful with handling disagreements among school improvement team members.

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and are intended for general reference purposes only. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education or the Center, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Some resources on this site require Adobe Acrobat Reader. This website archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.