Where students feel safe from verbal abuse, teasing and exclusion.
respect for diversity
Where there is mutual respect for individual differences (e.g. gender, race, culture, etc.) at all levels of the school—student-student; adult-student; adult-adult and overall norms for tolerance.
Where students feel supported in the development of social and civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions including: effective listening, conflict resolution, self-reflection and emotional regulation, empathy, personal responsibility, and ethical decision making.
social and civic learning
school connectedness and engagement
Where there is positive identification with the school and norms for broad participation in school life for students, staff, and families.