SEL and RP

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

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.

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.