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As May and June roll around, we educators are in the homestretch. Summer is just around the corner.  And yet it’s also testing season, which doesn’t allow us to unwind, just yet.
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Students take on the roles of real-life patients, doctors, and employers so they can hear different people’s experiences with the current U.S. healthcare system and think about what should change.
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What can we do to make college affordable and reduce student debt? Students consider statistics, stories, and some proposals from 2020 presidential candidates.
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Join us in either July or August to identify and practice strategies for interrupting racism in our schools.  

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.
Students doing a Heart Story activity

Young people and adults learn 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 and engaged in a caring and equitable school community.

Students in a Building Belonging circle

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

Interested in Working with Morningside?

What's New?

Fresh TeachableMoment lessons, readings & announcements
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March 12, 2019
Our interactive AFT/Share My Lesson webinar, available on demand! We'll share practical ideas and tips for using circles to build your students' SEL skills, create a more caring classroom community, and bolster restorative practices.
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May 22, 2019
Senior trainer Marieke van Woerkom offers a collection of strategies, from bringing plants into the classroom to mindful breathing, to help us and our students cope with the pressures of testing season.
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May 18, 2019
Students take on the roles of real-life patients, doctors, and employers so they can hear different people’s experiences with the current U.S. healthcare system and think about what should change.
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May 12, 2019
What can we do to make college affordable and reduce student debt? With a quiz, reading and discussion, students consider statistics, stories, and some proposals from 2020 presidential candidates.