Feeling Safe At School with Dr. Jonathan Cohen

Feeling Safe in School

Dr. Jonathan Cohen joins Mike this week to explore the global trend of social emotional learning (SEL) and violence prevention in schools. Jonathan recently co-edited the book Feeling Safe in School through Harvard Education Press where he and team studied school climate and violence prevention programs in schools across 11 cultures spanning the globe. In our conversation, we explore Jonathan’s origin story before digging into what can be learned by understanding how different cultures conceptualize and address many of the challenges children face by feeling unsafe in their schools.

Jonathan explains the work he’s doing with the International Observatory of School Climate and Violence Prevention as we tease out what folks are getting right and what they might be missing in the realm of school safety and violence prevention. We’re happy to showcase the important work being done here to provide educators and students with the tools and techniques needed to foster safer, more effective learning environments.

We hope you enjoy the conversation.


Episode References

Cohen, J., & Espelage, D. L. (Eds.). (2020). Feeling Safe in School: Bullying and Violence Prevention Around the World. Harvard Education Press.

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