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SEL & RP

SEL & RP

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

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SEL & RP
Social & Emotional Learning & Restorative Practices
Current Issues
Current Issues
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May 10, 2020

Music can be healing, uplifting, and calming for both adults and children. This lesson has young people experience how we can use music to care for ourselves during times of stress

May 10, 2020

Music can be healing, uplifting, and calming for both adults and children. This lesson has young people experience how we can use music to care for ourselves during times of stress

Apr 27, 2020

Students hear the voices of the food workers who harvest, deliver, serve, and sell our food, and consider how these workers are on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 26, 2020

Get students moving and and enjoying each other with one of these fun activities. 

Apr 26, 2020

This collection of light, fun activities invite you and your students to come together and enjoy each other’s company during these stressful times, and take a break from more

Apr 19, 2020

This activity, aimed at caregivers and their middle or high-schoolers, provides a student-driven process for young people to think flexibly and creatively about their opportunities

Apr 13, 2020

A poem, a free-writing exercise, and class sharing can provide support for middle and high school students during this difficult period.

Apr 13, 2020

A yoga activity and a story about change and loss can provide support for students in grades 3-5 during this difficult period.

Apr 13, 2020

Sharing feelings and discussing a story about change and loss can provide support for preK-2 students during this difficult period.

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Jun 07, 2020

This activity has students listen to and reflect on the voices of those who are out in the street in the wake of George Floyd's murder by police. What brings them there? And what

May 31, 2020

The police killing of George Floyd has ignited outrage, grief, and protest across the country. Here are some suggestions to give your students space to share their thoughts and

May 19, 2020

This lesson has young people explore how we can use breathing to care for ourselves during times of stress – and reflect on how that works for different people. 

May 18, 2020

This lesson has young people explore how we can use breathing to care for ourselves during times of stress – and reflect on how that works for different people. 

May 13, 2020

This lesson has young people explore how we can use music to care for ourselves during times of stress - and share music they find calming with their peers. 

May 12, 2020

Invite young young people to enjoy and reflect on a video recitation of the uplifting poem Sometimes.