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SEL & RP

SEL & RP

Activities to support students' social and emotional learning and restorative practices

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Classroom activities to engage students in learning about and discussing issues in the news

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SEL & RP
Social & Emotional Learning & Restorative Practices
Current Issues
Current Issues
Tips and Ideas
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Oct 15, 2021

As a pivotal global summit on climate approaches, young people are making their voices heard. In this activity, students discuss COP26 and urgent youth-led demands for action.

Oct 09, 2021

Students experience how a range of Latinx illustrators touch on language, identity, and self-expression through their comics – including an exploration of the meaning and

Oct 01, 2021

Indigenous People's Day and Native American Heritage Month (in November) are an opportunity to learn about Indigenous peoples' history, culture, and perspectives. 

Sep 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

Sep 19, 2021

Students consider what it might feel like to be a refugee and how we can welcome newcomers. Older students discuss the Afghan refugees arriving in the U.S. and how we could support

Sep 05, 2021

Students discuss the historical role of unions in the U.S. - and how a younger generation of workers is seeking to build unions that address their needs.

Sep 01, 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.

Sep 01, 2021

Students discuss the concept of Ubuntu, or interconnectedness, then consider the news this summer and its impact on us and on others around the world.

Aug 17, 2021

English teacher Sarah Outterson-Murphy provides brief descriptions of a range of short stories and novels exploring a changing climate, with questions for discussion. (Updated

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Oct 15, 2021

As a pivotal global summit on climate approaches, young people are making their voices heard. In this activity, students discuss COP26 and urgent youth-led demands for action.

Oct 09, 2021

Students experience how a range of Latinx illustrators touch on language, identity, and self-expression through their comics – including an exploration of the meaning and

Oct 01, 2021

Indigenous People's Day and Native American Heritage Month (in November) are an opportunity to learn about Indigenous peoples' history, culture, and perspectives. 

Sep 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

Sep 19, 2021

Students consider what it might feel like to be a refugee and how we can welcome newcomers. Older students discuss the Afghan refugees arriving in the U.S. and how we could support

Sep 05, 2021

Students discuss the historical role of unions in the U.S. - and how a younger generation of workers is seeking to build unions that address their needs.