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You Are Welcome: Creating Safe & Supportive Schools

26m 46s

Students are more likely to succeed when they feel physically and emotionally safe, yet many don’t. And discipline plays a big role in how kids perceive safety and support, especially among students of color and those who receive special education services since they are more likely to face disciplinary action. Find out what schools in Akron, Ohio are doing to address these challenges.

Aired: 05/12/24
Devon Carter, PhD discusses culturally responsive teaching practices.
Jameela Conway-Turner, PhD discusses the importance of feeling a sense of belonging.
Devon Carter, PhD, discusses school and community supports to connect with students.
Greta Colombi discusses the link between positive school climate and positive outcomes.
Jameela Conway-Turner explains the impact of Zero Tolerance discipline policies.
Constance Smith-Clemens discusses the value of applying culturally responsive teaching practices.
Greta Colombi discusses school discipline and the importance of a multi-tiered system of support.
Devon Carter offers insights about the value of teachers and students learning from each other.
Dreama Mason Whitfield discusses the Scholar Voice/Student Voice project in Akron Public Schools.
Jameela Conway-Turner, PhD discusses inequities in school discipline.