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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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Dec 09, 2020

As a new school year begins, Paloma, a fifth-grade star goalie, is feeling sad and anxious. She tries ignoring her feelings, but as they start to show at school, her classmates

Dec 08, 2020

This video and set of guidelines will give you and your students a chance to practice active listening and discuss the importance of taking equal turns and keeping the content of

Nov 29, 2020

Students read about and discuss three key policy debates as a new administration prepares to take office.

Nov 20, 2020

How can we bring comfort to our elementary students in these hard times? Here are some guidelines and practices.  

Nov 16, 2020

November is Indigenous Peoples Month (also known as Native American Heritage Month)an opportunity to learn about indigenous peoples' history, culture, and perspectives. 

Nov 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.

Nov 15, 2020

Students (grades 6-12) reflect on and write about Kamala Harris and the continuing "fight to be heard," and hear the voices of young people about the barriers she has broken and

Nov 09, 2020

Students review and reflect on the news that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been declared winners of the 2020 presidential election.

Nov 05, 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

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Jan 07, 2021

Students reflect on the state of democracy in the U.S. in light of the insurrection at the Capitol, and discuss news stories about events during the first week of 2021. 

Jan 01, 2021

Why are some people skeptical about getting a Covid vaccine, even though evidence shows that the approved vaccines are safe and effective? And who should be vaccinated first

Dec 26, 2020

Students practice their critical thinking skills by analyzing an image and then articles about conspiracy theories and anti-vaccine myths.

Dec 09, 2020

As a new school year begins, Paloma, a fifth-grade star goalie, is feeling sad and anxious. She tries ignoring her feelings, but as they start to show at school, her classmates

Dec 08, 2020

This video and set of guidelines will give you and your students a chance to practice active listening and discuss the importance of taking equal turns and keeping the content of

Nov 29, 2020

Students read about and discuss three key policy debates as a new administration prepares to take office.