Creating a positive school culture is imperative to the success of students. But getting to that point can be a challenge. Many factors can affect the culture of a school, including teachers, and their students’ health, well-being and daily behavior. But some may say that in order to have teachers focus on their students’ social and emotional health, schools need to have their teachers focus on their own social and emotional well-being. It is a necessity that teachers recognize their own social and emotional space; they can’t be successful in the classroom and be who their students need them to be until they are fully self-aware.
A recent National Student Clearinghouse report shows that almost half of students who enroll in college never complete their degrees. Here we examine the factors that contribute to college dropout — and the steps educators can take to prevent it.