SEL and RP
Classroom activities that encourage students' social and emotional learning and promote restorative practices
This circle activity invites students to appreciate each other, using as inspiration the Zulu greeting Sawubona, which means “We see you.”
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.
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.
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.
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.