SEL and RP

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

December 28, 2021

This circle activity invites students to appreciate each other, using as inspiration the Zulu greeting Sawubona, which means “We see you.

December 21, 2021

Students learn about the science of gratitude - and one person's effort to express gratitude to every person along the supply chain who made their morning cup of coffee possible.

December 11, 2021

Students engage in a series of activities to explore the question of body image and how our society affects the way we feel about our bodies.

November 14, 2021

Students consider how the assumptions that we make about other people can be hurtful, and practice curiosity to help them understand another person’s experience.

September 28, 2021

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. 

September 1, 2021

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.

August 15, 2021

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. 

August 11, 2021

A collection of community building activities, SEL Tips, games, and lessons on self-care to get your year off to a good start.  

August 1, 2021

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.

July 6, 2021

These practices can help both young people and adults stay grounded when anxiety arises.