All students need to be seen, valued, and respected in order to be healthy and engaged learners. Building an inclusive school community sets a critical foundation for a successful school year and beyond. In this workshop, participants will explore concrete classroom strategies and school-wide policies that foster belonging and support interpersonal connections, with a focus on giving all students, particularly those who have been marginalized, a sense of agency.



Grade Level

Elementary, Middle School, High School

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the research behind the importance of students’ sense of school belonging and its relationship to engagement, motivation, and well-being.
  2. Gain an understanding of how to build an inclusive classroom and school community.
  3. Explore proven strategies and policies that foster belonging and agency for all students.

“I walked away with several ideas that I can implement in my classroom immediately. I now have a list of 14 new ways that I can connect better with students remotely. Thank you! This was great.”


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