A huge, huge thanks to all who have responded to our Compassionate Schools Validation Study. We are close to our goal, however our results will be enhanced by 100-200 more responses so Round 2 will continue until April 9. K-8 teachers, if you care about mindfulness, trauma, restorative justice, or cultural competence, please take a few minutes to respond.
Click here to begin the survey. Principals, please forward to your teachers to respond. For more information on the survey, scroll to the bottom of this blog.
Three Award Winners. In the meantime, to show our appreciation for those who have responded so far, we have selected the first 3 Round 2 winners. Each will receive a $50 Amazon gift card
- Danyelle Brannan, Kindergarten teacher, Hamilton Elementary School, Port Angeles, WA
- Donna Wegner, 4th grade teacher, Johnston Elementary Asheville, NC
- Danny Derden, 5th grade teacher Godwin Elementary, Princeton, TX
The Survey. This 12-15 minute survey measures teacher opinions regarding implementation of mindfulness, compassion, courage, equity, neuroplasticity, and cultural competence. Our aim is to validate this survey so that you can include this measure of SEL as you report annual achievement gains. Our team of researchers piloted a version of this survey last year in a project to empower teachers ‘” the approach we use follows Peter Senge’s model of Core Learning Teams. We help you interpret results and teacher teams decide on areas of need and interest for professional development.