Strategies for Creating a Safe School Environment
Presented by: William Pfohl, Western Kentucky University
Presented at: 5th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education
Date of Session: March 16, 2012
Session Description: This workshop focused on the essential elements of a safe school environment. Research has shown that a safe school environment enhances academic and social-emotional learning for all students. Most schools have focused on making schools physically safe but have neglected the fact that the psychological atmosphere is also important. Students and teachers must feel it is safe for optimum learning to occur. This workshop illustrated "best practices" in safe schools research and outlined the necessary steps for creating this environment.