Nurturing Student Well-Being and Engagement through Belonging

by Megan Pacheco

Educators have known for years that social, emotional, and cognitive processing are all neurologically intertwined and that school connectedness has long-lasting protective effects for adolescents. We know from the research (and from our day-to-day experiences in learning environments) that students don’t learn as much when they feel uncertain about their belonging. We know that when kids of all ages and stages feel like a part of their community, they are more likely to thrive.

This article was published in HTH Unboxed on April 16th, 2024.

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