SEL and RP

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

May 1, 2021

Build classroom community by making a practice of sharing appreciations.

April 19, 2021

Students practice identifying and using stress management strategies to better cope with upsetting news.

March 29, 2021

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. 

March 4, 2021

Students hear multiple voices about what feminism is, who is a feminist, and the evolution of feminism - and share their own thoughts and feelings about it.  

January 27, 2021

Students work in small groups to create a collaborative piece of art as a response to photographs from the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. 

January 14, 2021

Here are some basic guidelines for opening up discussion on difficult issues with your elementary and middle school students. 

December 9, 2020

As a new school year begins, Paloma, a fifth-grade star goalie, is feeling sad and anxious. She tries ignoring her feelings, but as they start to show at school, her classmates single her out.  Will Paloma find the strength to share her secret? This video read-aloud of the book Paloma's Secret can...

December 8, 2020

This video and set of guidelines will give you and your students a chance to practice active listening and discuss the importance of taking equal turns and keeping the content of listening exchanges confidential.  

November 20, 2020

How can we bring comfort to our elementary students in these hard times? Here are some guidelines and practices.  

November 15, 2020

Students (grades 3-6) find out about Kamala Harris's background and her election as vice president - and reflect on their own dreams for the future. Also see our MS/HS lesson.