The desire to belong at school is a fundamental human need. It is especially relevant for understanding the lives of teenagers whose developmental concerns about belonging heighten their desire to establish meaningful social connections in and around school environments. For further reading on this topic, please see the research article below or visit http://weareischolar.org/
Gray, D. L., Hope, E., Matthews, J. S. (2018). Black and Belonging at School: A Case for Interpersonal, Instructional, and Institutional Opportunity Structures. Educational Psychologist, 53(2), 97-113.