SEL and RP

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

November 15, 2020

Students (grades 3-6) find out about Kamala Harris's background and her election as vice president - and reflect on their own dreams for the future. Also see our MS/HS lesson.

November 5, 2020

Using a “power pose” can help young people and adults increase their confidence before anxiety-producing activities. Here's a step by step process to help students develop the practice.

November 4, 2020

Students share their thoughts and feelings in the wake of Election Day, reflect on the news, and take part in self-care activities. 

November 3, 2020

Students reflect on the Election Day news, discuss a video about youth voting, and begin creating a self-care plan.

November 2, 2020

Guidelines for facilitating meaningful conversations with students during Election Week 2020, plus, updated daily lesson links.

November 1, 2020

Invite students to take a pause to listen and share as Election Week begins. 

October 28, 2020

Use this chart and process to check in with students on how they're feeling and what they need throughout the school day.  

October 27, 2020

Being listened to helps human beings in profound ways. This video and set of guidelines will give you and your students a chance to practice active listening through an "equal listening exchange."

October 27, 2020

This is a series of video mini lessons that focus on building, developing and nourishing our communities. Each lesson starts with a game and then proceeds to a step-by-step process for listening to one another.

October 27, 2020

Using games regularly and giving students a chance to laugh together and play is a way to build trust, confidence, and community. Here are some games you can try in your classroom - in person or virtually!