Culture and Climate

Learning for Justice Staff

Critical Practices
Social and Emotional Support
Centering Student Experiences
Shared Inquiry and Critical Conversations
Social Justice-Based Community Facilitation

“To feel safe and to feel seen. To feel valued and capable of growth. These are simple concepts—basic pillars of student achievement and the results of good pedagogy.” These opening words from Learning for Justice’s guide to support LGBTQ+ young people capture the importance of school culture and climate on the learning and well-being of students.

School culture usually refers to the physical and social environment of a school and its values as expressed through curricula and practice. Culture influences decisions and actions, and the way things are done at school shapes the feelings and experiences of learners and educators, affecting the overall climate of the school.

A map of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi with overlaid images of key state symbols and of people in community

Learning for Justice in the South

When it comes to investing in racial justice in education, we believe that the South is the best place to start. If you’re an educator, parent or caregiver, or community member living and working in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana or Mississippi, we’ll mail you a free introductory package of our resources when you join our community and subscribe to our magazine.

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