SEL and RP

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

August 12, 2018

Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Mark Bedell is approaching discipline reform with a three-part plan focused on restorative practices, meditation and mentorship.

August 12, 2018

This video shows a high school that provides Safe Spaces for students to remove themselves from challenging situations, de-escalate their feelings, make different choices about how to move forward and transition back to class.

August 12, 2018

This video showcases a school that is implementing Restorative Discipline to address student behavior and resolve conflicts collaboratively, using restorative circles in a collaborative space they call “the zone.”

June 27, 2018

This video shows the power of a student-facilitated restorative circle to build community through storytelling.  The circle is implemented with fidelity, according to the key restorative circle components found at our Introduction to Circles.

June 25, 2018

A restorative conversation can turn a student’s problematic behavior into a teachable moment.

June 15, 2018

In this video students talk about restorative circles in the academic classroom and the impact circles have had on them and their school community.

June 15, 2018

This video shows the power of restorative circles to build community and address harm. Circles are discussed and implemented with fidelity, according to the key restorative circle components found at our Introduction to Circles.  

June 5, 2018

In communicating with students, focus on the behavior you want to see and encourage, not the off-task or disruptive behavior you want to stop.

May 23, 2018

In this video the school to prison pipeline is explained and connected to how punitive discipline in schools disproportionately targets African American students, pushing them out of school at much higher rates than their White peers for the same behaviors

May 21, 2018

This video looks at taking the implementation of Restorative Practices in Chicago Public Schools to “the next level, the community level, to the parent level to expand best practices that we’re seeing taking place in our school so that we truly have a restorative community wrapped around our...