Climate and Culture Resources

The following is a curated list of resources selected by CASEL staff that focuses on climate and culture for social and emotional learning.

Also check out our webpage on creating safe, supportive environments for learning in response to recent events.

Articles and Book Chapters

Thapa, A., Cohen, J., Guffey, S., & Higgins-D’Alessandro, A. (2013). A review of school climate research. Review of Educational Research, 83(3), 357–385.
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Books

Bear, G. G. (2010). School discipline and self-discipline: A practical guide to promoting prosocial student behavior. New York: Guilford Press.
Book available for purchase.

Briefs and Reports

Berg, J., Osher, D., Moroney, D., & Yoder, N. (2017). The intersection of school climate and social and emotional development. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research.
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Council of Chief State School Officers, & Education Council (2019). Measuring school climate and social and emotional learning and development: A navigation guide for states and districts. Washington, DC: Council of Chief State School Officers.
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Osher, D., & Berg, J. (2017). School climate and social and emotional learning: The integration of two approaches. Edna Bennet Pierce Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University.
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U.S. Department of Education. (2014). Directory of federal school climate and discipline resources. Washington, D.C.: Author.
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U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students. (2016). Quick guide on making school climate improvements. Washington, DC: Author.
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U.S. Department of Education (2019). Parent and educator guide to school climate resources. Washington, DC: Author.
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Websites

American Institutes for Research (2019). Safe supportive learning: Engagement, safety, environment. Washington, DC: National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments.
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ASCD (2019). School culture and climate. Alexandria, VA: Author.
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Schott Foundation for Public Education (2019). Restorative practices: A guide for educators. Quincy, MA: Author.
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U.S. Department of Education (2019). School climate and discipline. Washington, DC: Author.
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Videos and Webinars

Council of Chief State School Officers, & Education Council. (59 minutes). Measuring school climate and social and emotional development. Published March 21, 2019.
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CASEL Guide to Schoolwide SEL