A fair amount of research has been coming out highlighting the importance of students feeling a sense of “belonging” at school, and I’ve previously shared quite a bit of it.
Today, Ed Week wrote about yet another piece of research (see Students Who Feel They Belong Are Less Likely to Bully, Study Finds) and I decided it was finally time to create a related “Best” list.
I’m adding this post to my collection of SEL-related lists, as well as adding it specifically to A Very, Very Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Bullying — Please Suggest More.
You might also be interested in The Best Resources On Developing A Sense Of Community In The Classroom.
In addition to the Ed Week post from today, here’s what I’ve shared:
Mindsets and the Learning Environment: Evidence from half a million students on the importance of belonging in schools is from The Mindset Scholars Network.
How Being Part of a ‘House’ Within a School Helps Students Gain A Sense of Belonging is from MindShift (that’s in The Best Resources For Learning About Small Learning Communities list).
Students’ Sense of Belonging: What the Research Says is from Ed Week.
TEACHER MINDSETS is a report from Future Ed.
Dread the Holidays? Feasting Together Might Actually Help is from The NY Times.
How to Teach Online So All Students Feel Like They Belong is from Greater Good.
Belonging Now: What It Takes to Create the Conditions for Belonging is from The Mindset Scholars Mindset.
A social-belonging intervention improves STEM outcomes for ESL students is from Eureka Alert.
Videoconferences more exhausting when participants don’t feel group belonging is from Science Daily.
What Does It Take to Build a Culture of Belonging? is from The Harvard Business Review.
Structures for Belonging is a new report from The Student Experience Research Network.
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS – BELONGING is from Equal Opportunity Schools.
Stop Telling Students, ‘You Belong!’ is from Ed Week.
Laurie Barron and Patti Kinney on the Power of Belonging is from ASCD.
Very cool that you’re discussing this! So important. I discussed this issue with a group of students and recorded it & wrote this article about it. https://t.co/Nad189RV28
— Jennifer C. Mann (@JenCMann) December 21, 2022
Multi-site trial of belonging exercise improves college students’ academic persistence is from Science Daily.
— Jack Schneider (@Edu_Historian) June 15, 2023
— Rachel S. White (@ImRachelWhite) June 16, 2023
💎Big fan of these ‘Belonging Practice Guides’ for schools, from @EdResearchAU
→ Evidence summary (& confidence indicators)
→ Strategies at both classroom & school level
→ Refs & further reading
For primary: https://t.co/oj4pD9Xr9A
— Peps (@PepsMccrea) July 1, 2023
The Science of Belonging and Connection is from Edutopia.
— Peps (@PepsMccrea) November 12, 2023