The BELE Resource Library is an evolving repository of resources and recommendations for educators, parents, and policymakers to use in creating classrooms where every student feels valued and can develop fundamental life skills.
This collaborative space features resources sourced from across the BELE Network designed to support teachers, create student-centered learning experiences for students, guide the investment of government funds, and much more.
Grounded in the pillars of the BELE Framework, we have identified seven “Essential Actions” that describe the changes and processes needed to create supportive, engaging and caring environments for students and adults. You can navigate the Resource Library using “Search by Essential Action” or the drop-down menu of filters below the search bar to find the best resource to meet your needs.
Part of the BELE learning series, this paper explores insights from our equity initiatives in partner districts. It focuses on the conditions necessary to create equitable learning environments that enhance the student experience, and where districts should focus their efforts to sustain meaningful change.
The Design Principles for Schools is a new playbook that aims to support K-12 educators and youth-serving professionals in transforming all learning settings to meet the acute needs we are facing right now and also provide a solid down payment on the better, more equitable education system we need for our kids and their futures.
The District Resource Center helps school districts make social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of every student’s education by providing them with a process of implementation and aligned resources and tools connected to CASEL’s theory of action for systemic SEL.
This resource is a step by step, 1 hour facilitation protocol that supports the group reflection process of Elevate data for implementing teachers. The facilitation is targeted towards district support teams as they seek to deepen relationships and coaching at the school level.
To make sure kids feel valued in their pursuit of academic excellence, it’s important to regularly review district policies and adapt them to prioritize a positive student experience.
To support educators, schools can collect data to gather, analyze, and respond to student feedback on their experiences, needs, and interests. Establishing these data-driven systems can help review and improve school policies for the future.
Educators should feel prepared and supported by their school as they engage with students in the classroom so they’re equipped to help students reach their full potential.
Students thrive when they have trusting relationships with educators and are supported in their pursuit of life skills and academic excellence. Schools should make every student feel valued and nurture their exploration of their identity and the world around them.
We can redesign education systems to prioritize positive relationships, fruitful collaboration between students, educators and families, and active learning—from the classroom to the superintendent’s office.
We can cultivate students’ leadership skills by being responsive to their experience and giving them a seat at the table when making decisions that affect their education.
We know that effective schools build relationships with students and their families and communities. This partnership is critical to creating supportive classroom experiences for kids.