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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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Apr 19, 2021

Students learn about and discuss the current state of the youth climate movement and how young people are helping to shape our nation's response to the climate crisis.

Apr 19, 2021

Students practice identifying and using stress management strategies to better cope with upsetting news.

Apr 18, 2021

Students hear the story of one Asian American family, consider some key dates in the history of racism against Asian Americans, and learn about and discuss their own family history

Apr 11, 2021

Students learn about and discuss why people around the world are calling for a “people’s vaccine” to protect everyone against Covid.

Apr 06, 2021

Students explore the accelerating move toward electric vehicles and consider how we might address some of the remaining obstacles to this transition.

Mar 29, 2021

In this two-minute video, staff developer Iris Laurencio demonstrates a breathing technique that can help both young people and adults reduce stress on the spot. 

Mar 21, 2021

Students engage in inquiry to uncover the history of redistricting and gerrymandering and discuss the provisions of H.R.1, which proposes an end to partisan redistricting.

Mar 19, 2021

Students grapple with numbers in the news, from the minimum wage bill to Bezos's billions.

Mar 08, 2021

Through guiding questions and inquiry, students collectively gain an understanding of a new monument, the artwork, the artist’s intentions, and some of the history influencing the

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May 01, 2021

Build classroom community by making a practice of sharing appreciations.

Apr 29, 2021

Students learn about efforts by European nations to ban Muslim face coverings, discuss the impact of these laws, then reflect on the voices of Muslim women on this issue.

Apr 21, 2021

Students share their thoughts and feelings in response to the conviction of police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd.

Apr 19, 2021

Students learn about and discuss the current state of the youth climate movement and how young people are helping to shape our nation's response to the climate crisis.

Apr 19, 2021

Students practice identifying and using stress management strategies to better cope with upsetting news.

Apr 18, 2021

Students hear the story of one Asian American family, consider some key dates in the history of racism against Asian Americans, and learn about and discuss their own family history