Belonging plays a powerful role in academic success. Our collective goal is to source as many promising belonging practices as possible and then work with each other to remix them across as many locations as possible.
Belonging is associated with many positive life outcomes such as a greater sense of well-being and happiness, better stress management, greater health and even lower mortality rates. On the other hand, a lack of belongingness can impair learning and performance. Read more on our blog.
Allen & Bowles 2012
When African American college sophomores participated in a program designed to foster belonging, the proportion who were in the top 25% more than quadrupled.
Walton & Cohen 2011
Making myself as a teacher known. I teach a special class, but by leading extracurriculars and learning gen ed students names it promotes inquiry into my classroom and students. Second, we push out...