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School Connectedness: Strategies For Increasing Protective Factors Among Youth

creating a positive classroom environment

Teacher Quality Standards

  • QS II: Teachers establish a safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students.
    • Element A: Teachers foster a predictable learning environment characterized by acceptable student behavior and efficient use of time in which each student has a positive, nurturing relationship with caring adults and peers.

This publication from the Search Institute defines the idea of school connectedness and suggests ways that schools can promote students’ feelings of connectedness to school.