A circle of 8th graders in Warren, Ohio, was, in the eyes of one teacher, the most beautiful thing that had ever happened in her school. See Marieke van Woerkom's In the Circle blogpost.
Just out: our new annual report!
2014 was a big year for Morningside Center. Find out what we've been up to in our just published annual report.
Tala Manassah joins de Blasio commission on school climate & discipline
Morningside Center Deputy Executive Director Tala Manassah was invited by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office to join the administration's Leadership Team on School Climate and Discipline. "Morningside Center has been leading the charge in school-based implementation of restorative practices in NYC, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to the conversation about how we can make our schools more equitable and joyful for all of our children," says Tala. Read more here. (And for more on this work, see our presentation at the Albert Shanker Institute's forum on 'Fairness & Effectiveness in School Discipline.")
Morningside Center in the news:
- Education Week details findings from cost-benefit study of The 4Rs & 5 other SEL programs.
- Telemundo features our PAZ After-School Program at PS 214 in the Bronx.
- New York Times reports on our cutting edge coaching process.
- Education Week features our 4Rs Program.
- Live, Research & Learn: WT Grant blogpost shares insights from our 26-year collaboration with researchers..
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TeachableMoment Recent Classroom Lessons
- Teachable Instant: What makes a drought controversial? April 16, 2015
- Teachable Instant: Low-wage workers' Fight for 15 April 12, 2015
- Walter Scott Killing: Reactions April 10, 2015
- The Power of Inviting People In: What a circle can do in an 8th grade classroom. t.co/0i6D4NALQb
- A lb of almonds takes 2100 lbs of water to grow - and other amazing facts related to the CA drought. See our lesson: t.co/fDPYgdznoE
- How much can 8th graders share in one short classroom circle? A lot. The Power of Inviting People In: t.co/GRjxNdjkBY