Pathways Recommendation

Require educators and administrators to have pre-service education and in-service professional development on implicit bias, cultural variations in communication and interaction, ACEs, child development, and social emotional learning for licensure and license renewal.

Pathways Action Map > Expectation 3: Education Action 3.19: Require Specific Educator and Administrator Professional Development for Building Positive School Climates

Why This Matters!/vizhome/NCECFPositiveSchoolClimateFinal/DashboardA positive school climate reflects a school’s norms, goals, values, relationships, teaching and learning practices, and organizational structures.1  Positive school climates support children, families, school staff, and communities. They help to increase feelings of safety and support among students and families, improve teacher retention, increase student achievement, and decrease disciplinary actions.23

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