How Sense of Belongin Improves School Climate

In the two previous posts we saw how empathy and self-esteem are important for developing ties between children and their families, with their teachers and among each other. A common denominator to their development is related to the sense of belonging as it includes elements of involvement and interaction between people. Without this experience, people experience loneliness and alienation and a sense of disconnection from other people in a particular community, or even the society in general. However, schools provide little attention to the emotional needs of the students. In fact, as we have stated in previous posts, school culture contains elements and practices that nourish negative individualism and competitiveness, which are opposite to the sense of cooperation and community.
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