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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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Oct 11, 2018

Students think about the impact of a letter to the editor, analyze a sampling of letters and identify what makes them effective, and write letters of their own about issues they

Oct 11, 2018

In this video staff and students talk about the impact of class meetings on them and on the school community.  They talk about what happens in class meetings. 

Oct 02, 2018

Students read one high school senior’s perspective on what teenagers are learning from the Kavanaugh hearings, and share their own perspectives.

Sep 30, 2018

Young people are listening to the controversy over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and they are talking about it. How can educators safely and productively bring these

Sep 24, 2018

In this video staff talk about the positive impact class meetings have had on the school community, school discipline, and the development of student problem solving skills.  

Sep 24, 2018

In this video staff and students talk about, and then show, how the school Justice Committee, practices mediation as part of an alternative approach to school discipline to resolve

Sep 20, 2018

Atlanta Public Schools has made Social and Emotional Learning a district priority because these life skills are a foundation for the academic successes of our students. This video

Sep 17, 2018

Students learn about and discuss what impeachment is, how it works, and the possibility of impeachment for President Donald Trump stemming from the ongoing Department of Justice

Sep 15, 2018

In August and September 2018, prisoners in at least 30 prisons across 16 states engaged in strike actions. Through a quiz, reading, and discussion, students learn some facts about

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Oct 28, 2018

By examining and discussing text, tweets, and images, students consider why a caravan of people are leaving their homes in Central America and heading north. 

Oct 25, 2018

This lesson invites students to examine reasons why Americans may not vote, both in the past and in the present. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the struggle for

Oct 21, 2018

A new UN report on climate disruption points to the need for immediate action. In this lesson, students discuss the report and what kind of response it requires.

Oct 20, 2018

Young people are suing the U.S. government over climate change, and their case comes before federal court on October 29, 2018. In this lesson, students examine the suit, read the

Oct 18, 2018

This lesson considers various statements by President Trump about immigration, and invites students to examine the facts on both sides.

Oct 14, 2018

2018 is the 50th anniversary of a landmark protest at the Miss America beauty pageant. The protest was part of a new period of feminist activism—one with renewed significance in