School Climate Through Students’ Eyes

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Aired on: April 13th, 2010

3:30 - 4:30pm

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William Preble

Bill Preble is a Professor of Education at New England College in Henniker, NH where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Educational Psychology, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Reform, and supervises first-year education students and student teachers. Bill is the founder of Main Street Academix, an innovative educational research and consulting firm specializing in School Climate research and improvement, student leadership development, and inspired teaching. Bill is a former elementary school principal and elementary middle, and high school teacher. Bill and his staff at MSA are currently working on school climate improvement and student leadership development using his SafeMeasures, student-led, collaborative action research process in 42 schools in NH, TN, ME, and MA. Bill is currently working on his second book, Building Respectful Schools Together: Empowering Students and Inspiring Teachers to Improve School Climate and Learning.

This Week's Topic

Dr. William Preble and some of his student leaders will share the work that they have been doing to improve school climate and learning. They will show the importance of inviting disengaged students to serve as school climate experts and school leaders in the SafeMeasures School Climate Improvement Process. They will also share examples of the kinds of data that schools are collecting to better understand and address school climate issues. The broadcast will conclude with effective programs and strategies that are being used to improve school climate in schools throughout the country.


Presentation Slides pdf.

2009-2010 SafeMeasures Action Research Process pdf(2009).

High School Student Data Summary pdf.

MainStreet Academix(2010).

National School Climate Center. (2010).

Respect Continuum Model pdf(2008).

MainStreet Academix SafeMeasures Student-Led Collaborative Action Research Program. (2010).

Preble, B., & Taylor, L. (2009).  School Climate Through Student Eyes pdfEducational Leadership, 66, 35-40.

Student Leadership Self-Assesment(2004).