Addressing the Sad News
We are heartbroken over the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the police officers killed in Dallas and Baton Rouge. Please see the TeachableMoment section of our website for suggestions on discussing what has happened with young people. In the coming months, we'll continue to post activities that encourage empathy and support efforts to bring peace and justice to our society.
"The news of the police shootings in Dallas on July 6 was still unfolding Friday morning, as I was getting ready to co-facilitate a restorative circle with colleagues at Morningside Center. The circle was to prepare us for the 5-day professional development training we’d be doing with educators over the summer — a new version of our training that includes material on 'celebrating identity' and 'standing up to oppression.' Extremely relevant, it turned out, in the context of the week’s events.”
Read Marieke van Woerkom's latest In the Circle blogpost.
Morningside Center in the news:
- Education Week runs our article on "Testing for Joy & Grit."
- WNYC features progress at a Restore360 school.
- 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
- After police shootings: Acknowledging our feelings, moving to action July 9, 2016
- Discussing Tragic Events in the News July 8, 2016
- The Significance of Electing Women July 4, 2016