School Culture vs. Climate with Greg Lucas | By: Committee for Children RSS Show Notes As educators and families across the country get ready for back to school, we’re thrilled to share this pre-pandemic conversation with Greg Lucas, from New Visions for Public Schools in New York City. As Deputy Director of School Culture and Climate, Greg oversees social-emotional learning (SEL), school safety, and restorative discipline initiatives. Whether students are returning to learning environments with in-person teaching, continuing remote instruction, or learning in a hybrid model, the culture and climate of a school community will be especially important this year. In this episode of Grow Kinder, Greg talks with us about the subtle differences between school culture and school climate, the importance of SEL for adults, and why we should never take kindness for granted.