SEL and RP

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

This start-of-the-school year reflection invites students to connect to their natural surroundings. With a focus on gratitude, students explore how nature positively impacts them.

When wildfires cause a smoky, scary day, this listening circle can provide comfort and support for both young people and adults. 

Students explore the value of humor, how sometimes "jokes" become hurtful, and what we can do when that happens.

This second-grade teacher found a way to bring comfort and promote learning in stressful times.

Students reflect on their feelings about standardized tests - and consider strategies to handle stress.

This lesson provides space for students to engage with the concept of intersectionality, and honor special women.

Watch, read about — and try! — this 'snippet of magic' for younger elementary students. 

How can we turn a rough day with students into a teachable moment? Here's one teacher's strategy for a "reset" that promotes accountability. 

11 tips to help you take care of yourself. 

Students read about and discuss positive and negative impacts of social media, and reflect on their own experiences through pair shares and group discussion.