Building a Caring Culture at Forestdale ES
During my visit to Forestdale ES, I saw a truly welcoming and culturally responsive environment. Principal Dade said that children come to school with different levels of readiness. The morning meeting gives students a chance to set their mind and prepare to learn. But we all know that some days it can be tough to focus and make good choices. Forestdale has two unique tools to help students hit the reset button. The strategies lab empowers students and teachers to search for techniques and tools that can help get learning back on track. I also took a trip down the sensory hallway with two wonderful students who showed me how it helps them to refocus during the school day.