SEL and RP

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

November 16, 2022

Lessons to explore gratitude and American history surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday.  

November 10, 2022

Students share holiday traditions and experiences, and acknowledge the range of emotions that accompany the season.

October 2, 2022

Students celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by uplifting - and making a gallery of - all things Hispanic in our lives.

September 20, 2022

Educators learn about the neuroscience of storytelling and experience for themselves a storytelling activity they can use with students. The activity is the first session in our new guide, Teaching as an Act of Solidarity: A Beginner’s Guide to Equity in Schools.

September 11, 2022

Students anonymously share their anxieties about the new school year, consider how to support each other, store their findings in a "time capsule" that they revisit later in the year – and pass on their wisdom and encouragement to the next class.

June 24, 2022

This activity gives young people or adults an opportunity to share deeply about what they are grieving, how they are healing, and what support they need. 

April 25, 2022

Invite students to think about the power of storytelling, and make time for storytelling in your classroom.

April 24, 2022

Students consider what it's like to be a refugee through poetry, photos, and videos, and discuss the UN statement that the solidarity for Ukrainians should "set the example for all refugee crises."

February 11, 2022

Making time for students to do a bit of crafting can provide joy and comfort - and brighten up your classroom.

February 1, 2022

A selection of activities, in honor of Respect for All Week, to help you and your class appreciate each other, promote respect, and stop oppressive behavior.