Create a Positive Culture in Your School
“Students who feel emotionally and socially safe, are much more likely to engage in their own learning process.”
– Mike Donahue
There is a host of mental health issues and emotional baggage students walk into the building with every day. When students are emotionally healthy, they thrive. Value Up exists to help you in your efforts to create and maintain a healthy emotionally safe environment.
Social and Emotional School Climate refers to the psychosocial aspects of students’ educational experience that influence their social and emotional development. The social and emotional climate of a school can impact student engagement in school activities; relationships with other students, staff, family, and community; and academic performance.
A positive social and emotional school climate is conducive to effective teaching and learning. Such climates promote health, growth, and development by providing a safe and supportive learning environment.
The Value Up staff training will assist your teachers with practical classroom strategies that will create a more positive atmosphere, break down walls, and enlist the help of social influencers in the school.
A sustainable, positive school climate fosters youth development and learning necessary for a productive, contributory, and satisfying life in an ever changing, complex society.
Value Up will assist you in that process.
I spend my life speaking to thousands of teenagers every year in schools across the country. I speak about how valuable they are, and I talk about the struggles they are going through. But do you know what I wish I could do? I wish I could sit down with each and every one of those students and help them see what I see. I would tell them that I see a young person whose value is so great that it cannot be measured. I would tell them that no matter what they have done, their own value cannot be diminished.
I wrote this book to do just that, to sit down with you and let you know that you are not alone. Every day, I see the struggles young people are facing as our social media culture attempts to define them. I watch them wrestle with a world that assigns value based upon temporary things. One of the things that we’re going to talk about in this book is the word “intrinsic.” Essentially it means “something that is built in.” It belongs to itself. Your value is like that – it is intrinsic, it is built in. It belongs to you. You don’t have to do anything or please anyone to be valuable; you just are.
I hope you’ll let me help you discover what I know is already there.
You changed my life and taught me to view myself with value.