SEL and RP

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

March 12, 2019

Gratitude can reduce stress and reshape the brain. Here are two steps for practicing it.

March 9, 2019

This video outlines three tiers of Restorative Practices: 1. Community and relationship building, 2. Community and relationship repair and conflict resolution, 3. Reintegration after a removal or other kind of absence.  

March 1, 2019

Administrations and school staff talk about their experience rolling out Restorative Circles in their school over the course of the year.

January 3, 2019

Three simple steps to help us calm our brains — and our classrooms.

December 9, 2018

The holidays can be a stressful time. Here are some simple steps to help us and our students handle heightened emotions - now or any time. 

December 6, 2018

In this video staff and students at a West Philadelphia High School talk about the transformation the school has undergone as a result of participation in restorative circles.  

November 15, 2018

In this video school staff, resources officers, county probation department staff and students talk about their experience with restorative practices.

October 11, 2018

In this video staff and students talk about the impact of class meetings on them and on the school community.  They talk about what happens in class meetings. 

September 24, 2018

In this video staff talk about the positive impact class meetings have had on the school community, school discipline, and the development of student problem solving skills.  

September 24, 2018

In this video staff and students talk about, and then show, how the school Justice Committee, practices mediation as part of an alternative approach to school discipline to resolve conflict and address issues.