Building a Safe and Supportive School Environment


How Culture and Climate Impacts SEL 


Watch this webinar with school leaders Dr. Clayton Barksdale and Dr. Joseph Mullikin as they discuss:

  • The relationship between culture & climate and SEL

  • The best ways to build strong school environments

  • Strategies from the field

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This resource is for:

School leaders

Expected completion time:

1 hour

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Our speakers

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Clayton Barksdale, Ed.D.

Clayton has been an educator for over 20 years. He has served as an elementary - high school social studies teacher, librarian, professor, assistant principal and consultant. Dr. Barksdale specializes in social emotional learning and he's passionate about providing solutions to address the impact of fatherlessness in America's classrooms.

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Joe Mullikin

Joe Mullikin is an award-winning educator, consultant, speaker, and leader. He currently serves as the principal at Highland Elementary School in Northern Illinois. In addition, he served as the Director of Data and Assessment and Continuous Improvement for the Meridian school district and teaches adjunct for Judson University. 


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Ashley Shannon

Ashley is an education specialist with over 15 years of teaching experience including music, general education, and students with significant support needs. Her passion for holistic education was at the forefront of her teaching practices and she now gets to share her love of all things SEL with Satchel Pulse.


About Satchel Pulse

Our mission is to empower educators, learners, and parents with the best tools and services they need to get the most out of their journeys through K-12 education. We work with school districts to get the accurate data they need in order to monitor and improve their Social Emotional Learning and Culture and Climate.
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