Using Roleplay as an SEL Teaching Tool

Morningside Center Senior Program Director Kristin Stuart Valdes guides educators in using this powerful classroom strategy in her latest article on Edutopia.

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How Can We Help?

In recent weeks, schools have reported many incidents of bullying and harassment. Educators around the country are looking for ways to build the classroom and school community, counter bias and harassment, and promote critical thinking about what is happening in the world. Here are ways we can help.

  • TeachableMoment includes a wealth of classroom activities that promote respect and understanding and encourage exploration of current political and social issues. We post new lessons nearly every week.
  • Our enewsletter, which we usually send out every two weeks, will  give you ideas and inspiration, keep you updated on new lessons and share resources.
  • Our programs will help you create a positive classroom and school climate, develop students’ social and emotional skills, and counter bias and bullying. We regularly work in NYC public schools and we partner with other districts as well. Contact us for more information. Our key programs include: Restore360 for grades 3-12, The 4Rs for preK-5, and CREW for middle and after-school.

Morningside Center selected to receive i3 award to advance equity in schools

We are thrilled to announce that Morningside Center has been selected to receive a federal Investing in Innovation (i3) grant. Our proposal was one of 15 selected among the 385 proposals received by the federal Department of Education.  The grant will fund a "Whole School Restorative Practices Project" in 12 high-needs NYC public schools. 

"The i3 grant will enable us to create a powerful and practical set of tools and strategies educators can use to honor and elevate the humanity and dignity of each child, every day," says Morningside Center Deputy Executive Director Tala Manassah. Read more.

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