SEL and RP

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

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. 

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.