WATCH NOW: Dani George, an 8th grader at SOAR Charter Academy, says surveys and student/teacher check-ins help build trust and ensure students get the support they need.
Trusted Relationships: Interviewed leaders emphasized that, as Rodolfo Garcia from EBCA says, “It’s all about relationships.” Leaders set up structures, like mentorship programs, to support the formation and development of trusting relationships with students.
WATCH NOW: Chammarra Nguyen, Assistant Director at Vibrant Minds Charter School, says family-centered events on campus keep students and parents connected. Celebrating wins keeps everyone focused on growth.
In this episode, host Ana Tintocalis takes listeners to Larchmont Charter School in Los Angeles to learn about a simple yet powerful social and emotional strategy: talking circles. We also preview an upcoming report produced by the California Charter Schools Association called "Are the Kids OK? How California Charter Public Schools Support Social-Emotional Wellbeing Schoolwide."