SEL and RP

Classroom activities that encourage students' social and emotional learning and promote restorative practices

November 24, 2019

In this circle activity, students reflect on the words of youth climate activists from around the world and consider their own values and hopes for the future. 

August 23, 2019

This lesson plan encourages high school students to explore the impact of racism as a central theme of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye. It includes suggestions for engaging students before, during, and after they read the book.

August 13, 2019

Segue from the summer into the new school year by having students consider the summer's news, its impact on their communities, and what kind of impact they'd like to have in their communities.

August 8, 2019

In the wake of the El Paso and Dayton shootings, how can we foster a classroom climate where every student feels supported - and where we can talk about these upsetting issues? Here are some ideas.

July 16, 2019

Watch students brainstorm problems in their classroom and come up with solutions as part of a 4Rs lesson.

June 10, 2019

For many students, the close of the school year comes with anxiety about the transitions ahead. Try these strategies to help you and your students address those anxieties in a positive way.   

This is Tip 3 of our 3-part end-of-year care package. Also see Tip 1 and Tip 2

June 10, 2019

During the last few weeks of school, we and our students often struggle to stay focused. And yet there is still work to be done. Try these steps to keep students engaged (and yourself sane) as summer approaches.

This is Tip 2 of our 3-part end-of-year care package. See Tip 1 and Tip 3

June 4, 2019

Watch third-grade students role-play "I-messages" - and learn how they are different from "you-messages."

May 6, 2019

In this video a second grade class looks to problem solve the issue of “being left out” in school.

April 15, 2019

This video encourages us to rethink discipline policies in school to break the school to prison pipeline and be more equitable in our response to student (mis)behavior.