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AUTISM SPEAKS Family Services is pleased to offer the School Community Tool Kit as a free PDF download. It is designed to assist members of the school community in understanding and supporting students with autism. Use the link to get this important information.

from Edutopia

Librarians' Changing Roles Can Inspire School Communities

A 21st-century librarian can inspire a school by modeling responsive teaching, advocating for student involvement, facilitating new approaches to writing, and encouraging user-centered spaces.


Partner introductions are the perfect back-to-school activity. Students get to know their classmates in a one-on-one "interview" and then introduce each other to the class. Free pritnables in the post: 5 Ways To Build Classroom Community in the Upper Grades

from Edutopia

Routine, Ritual, and School Community

Build a positive school culture and climate for students and staff alike by creating expectations around constructive routines and fun rituals.

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Back to School Community Building Activities

10 engaging activities perfect for back to school and building your class community the first week(s) of school!


Back to School Community Building

Back to School Community Building: Building a positive classroom community is key to success throughout the year - and those first few weeks back to school make all the difference in the world. Here are some tips for starting out strong and making this the best year ever for you and your students.


Margaret Thorsborne and Peta Blood (2013) Implementing restorative practices in schools: a practical guide to transforming school communities (London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers)