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Nineteen classroom activities and guidelines to help you and your students get your virtual school year off to a good start.
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Students reflect on the issues they care about in the 2020 presidential election, consider their sources of information about those issues, and discuss polarization and the need to be able to talk…
Stories & Voices
Centering diverse cultures can strengthen community and sense of belonging for everyone, writes Morningside Center staff developer Nicole Lavonne Smith. 
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Will voter suppression skew the results of the 2020 election?

Our Work

We partner with district leaders and school leaders to…

Build community

Build community in their schools and classrooms

Strengthen students’ social and emotional skills

Strengthen students’ social and emotional skills

Increase equity through restorative practices

Increase equity through courageous conversations on race

Our Impact

Through programs including The 4Rs and Restore360, we help preK-12 educators bring transformative change to their schools and students' lives.
Hundreds of schools reached yearly
Since 1982, Morningside Center has helped tens of thousands of educators make their schools and classrooms more caring, collaborative, equitable and effective.
Scientific studies show strong results

Two major scientific studies found that our programs improve students’ social and emotional competency, their academic performance, and the classroom climate.

Suspensions decline dramatically
Schools implementing our restorative practices programs saw suspensions drop an average of 43%, while students’ social skills and engagement increased.

Our Services

Together with educators, we create joyful, productive, and equitable schools by weaving together three approaches:
Students doing a Heart Story activity

Young people and adults learn and practice skills to help them do well in school and in life.

Students doing a Heart Story activity
Students in a Building Belonging circle

Young people stay connected through processes that foster a caring and equitable school community.

Students in a Building Belonging circle
Racial Equality

School staff increase their cultural competency and ensure that school systems and structures elevate every child.

Racial Equality

I can't thank you enough for all the resources, support, and encouragement! This program is breathing new life and meaning into my teaching. It is bringing new conversations into our teaching lives and friendships. 

Y. Gray, Robert F. Wagner School, Manhattan

The circle helps me connect with the students and the school and the staff. My favorite moment is when everyone comes together, becomes a family…and just shares.

Fredy, 12th grade student, Green School, Brooklyn

When kids are happy and feel safe and connected to their school, you see better academic outcomes. It’s not a coincidence.

David Cintron, Principal, PS 214, Bronx

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September 21, 2020
Nineteen classroom activities and guidelines to help you and your students get your virtual school year off to a good start.
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September 20, 2020
Students reflect on the issues they care about in the 2020 presidential election, consider their sources of information about those issues, and discuss polarization and the need to be able to talk with those we disagree with. 
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September 15, 2020
Students consider what “white supremacy” means, what groups in society have supremacy, and explore the origins of white supremacy through a short video and discussion.
News
September 9, 2020
On one hand, as a white person, I know I have an opportunity and an obligation to interrupt. But I also have the trepidation of entering into something uncomfortable that I’m not entirely prepared for.