SEL and RP
Classroom activities that encourage students' social and emotional learning and promote restorative practices
Students process some of the current research on cell phone use, interview a family member to share their learning, and perhaps co-create a class plan to reduce phone distractions.
In this back-to-school activity, high school students partner with students from a class in a neighboring school to share and document strategies and coping mechanisms.
Students discuss the land where they live, and the Indigenous peoples who once lived there. Then they get to know each other by reflecting on four aspects of their lives, using Native American teachings on the Medicine Wheel.
A collection of community building activities, SEL Tips, games, and lessons on self-care to get your year off to a good start.
Being listened to helps human beings in profound ways. If listening exchanges are happening regularly, and with fidelity, there will be enough space for students to begin to really share their emotions.
These practices can help both young people and adults stay grounded when anxiety arises.
The year is coming to a close! Here are some activities & tips to consider for the final weeks of school.
Build classroom community by making a practice of sharing appreciations.
Students practice identifying and using stress management strategies to better cope with upsetting news.
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.