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Students explore the accelerating move toward electric vehicles and consider how we might address some of the remaining obstacles to this transition.
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High school teacher Sarah Outterson-Murphy shares how her students developed their English skills by grappling with a "real, urgent, relevant, large-scale, yet-unsolved problem." 
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In this two-minute video, staff developer Iris Laurencio demonstrates a breathing technique that can help both young people and adults reduce stress on the spot. 
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Students engage in inquiry to uncover the history of redistricting and gerrymandering and discuss the provisions of H.R.1, which proposes an end to partisan redistricting.

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

The Future is Calling Us: New Morningside Video!

We are in a pivotal moment in history - and in education. Get a glimpse of our vision of education in this short new video.

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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What's New?

Fresh TeachableMoment lessons, readings & announcements
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July 8, 2016
Here are some basic questions to help students share thoughts and feelings about an upsetting event, and additional guidance.
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April 19, 2021
Students learn about and discuss the current state of the youth climate movement and how young people are helping to shape our nation's response to the climate crisis.
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April 19, 2021
Students practice identifying and using stress management strategies to better cope with upsetting news.
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April 18, 2021
Students hear the story of one Asian American family, consider some key dates in the history of racism against Asian Americans, and learn about and discuss their own family history.