What We Do
Research informs and classrooms inspire RELATE. Our work focuses on relationships in the classroom setting to support positive outcomes for students, teachers, and parents. RELATE offers a classroom observation tool and an integrated approach to professional development (PD). The research that drives what we teach through tools and PD focuses on supportive schools and culturally responsive social and emotional learning (SEL).
Supportive educational environments are associated with improved outcomes for both the students and the teachers who educate them.
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Applying a culturally responsive lens to social and emotional learning is essential to serving diverse students.
~Special Education Teacher
"Trying to evaluate a special education teacher with a general education rubric is like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole... for my students, their success is in asking a question, not answering it."