SEL and RP

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

Students read about and discuss positive and negative impacts of social media, and reflect on their own experiences through pair shares and group discussion.

Mindfulness practices can help both students and adults stay grounded and connected. This guided visualization activity is one way to bring the benefits of mindfulness to your students. 

A collection of TeachableMoment activities for exploring holiday feelings, finding joy, and more.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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. 

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