A powerful article making the case for social and emotional learning, by Morningside board member Robert Kim.

Second grade teacher Molly Heekin and her students created a classroom where everyone felt they belonged. Here's how they did it. 

In Education Week, we share eight strategies schools can use to address stress and hardship - and bring healing and joy to both students and adults.


Well-facilitated circles can give students a chance to listen and share their thoughts and feelings about difficult or emotional subjects. Here are some suggestions for facilitating a circle in which strong emotions surface.

Restorative circles have transformative power: They can create community where none existed before. They can connect students to each other and to the rest of the school community in meaningful ways. They can create safe, welcoming spaces to build trust and hone our skills.  They can help us take on...

In the closing days of 2015, some of the highest flood waters ever recorded hit the Mississippi River valley. This activity encourages students to empathize with flood victims, and to consider how we as individuals and as a community can best respond to floods and other climate change-related...