SEL and RP
Classroom activities that encourage students' social and emotional learning and promote restorative practices
Nineteen classroom activities and guidelines to help you and your students get your virtual school year off to a good start.
Seeing our capacity to effect change and working with others to make it can be a powerful self-help strategy. Here are some ways to support students in acting on the issues they care about.
Activities to help middle and high school students develop the key self-care practice of positive self-talk, from affirmations to gratitude.
Activities to help elementary students develop the key self-care practice of positive self-talk, from affirmations to gratitude.
Create connections and invite creativity through this virtual or in-person activity in which students share an intriguing object, then write and share a poem about a classmate’s object.
Invite students to get some inspiration from athletes who have pursued social justice.
Students create and share with peers a playlist that tells a story in seven songs as a way to provide support, solace, and inspiration during hard times.
This activity, ideal for the beginning of a school session, helps students get to know each other through art. They pair up, interview each other, and then create a drawing or collage based on what they heard that they can share with each other and the class.
Beginning a new school session with games like these can help you and your students get to know each other, cooperate, and build empathy and connection.
This lesson has young people explore how we can use breathing to care for ourselves during times of stress – and reflect on how that works for different people.