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Photo © Carolina Kroon
Photo © Brian Palmer

Help us help young people!

Our society doesn't always give young people the respect and love they need and deserve. Morningside Center works to change that. Hand in hand with educators, we create caring and joyful schools where young people learn the skills they need to thrive. Please join the cause:
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The teachable moment we're in right now

Only rarely does a teachable moment come along that is as powerful as the one we're in right now. Ever since the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, teachers have been encouraging their students to share their feelings and thoughts, discuss, and learn more about what's in and behind the news.

CBS News crew captured students who are part of our Restore360 program at Brooklyn Collaborative HS as they talked passionately about these issues. 

We are also helping teachers take advantage of this moment through the TeachableMoment section of our website (as this AP story about teaching on Ferguson recently noted). At least two school districts - in Washington DC and Madison, WI - have used our TM materials as the basis for teacher guides on discussing this subject.

See our collected lessons on Garner and Brown here. If you do use TeachableMoment to teach on Ferguson or anything else, please take a few minutes to tell us how we can improve our lessons by taking this 6-question mini-survey. And please support this work!

Morningside Center in the news: