Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Asset Based Youth Development

Safety, relationship building, opportunities for meaningful participation, community involvement and skill building are the foundation of resiliency and healthy child and youth development. School communities play an indispensable role in building these critical assets for all children and youth. This training assists districts and school sites in integrating strengths based youth development practices into the culture and climate of their school. By reflecting on the policies, programs and procedures at a school site and training staff to use strengths based approaches in their teaching and interactions with youth.

Culturally Responsive School Systems

  • Craig, A. & Ginsberg, M. (2007, March). Lessons at the kitchen table. Educational Leadership, 64(6), 56-61.
  • Gay, G. (2010). Culturally responsive teaching (2nd ed.). New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Ginsberg, M., & Wlodkowski, R. (2000). Creating highly motivating classrooms: A school wide approach to powerful teaching with diverse learners. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Gonzales, N., Moll, L., & Amanti, C. (Eds.) (2005). Funds of knowledge: Theorizing practices in households, communities, and classrooms. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Wlodkowski, R. J., & Ginsberg, M. B. (1995). A framework for culturally responsive teaching. Educational Leader- ship, 53(1), 17-21.

PBIS Resources

US Department of Education—Guiding Principals for Improving School Climate and Discipline


Esther Rubio

Program Coordinator, School Climate
Phone: 831.755.0843

Gail Kuehl

Special Projects
Phone: 831.755.0368

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