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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
Tips and Ideas
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Nov 15, 2018

The holiday invites exploration of everything from American history to gratitude.

Nov 15, 2018

In this video school staff, resources officers, county probation department staff and students talk about their experience with restorative practices.

Nov 13, 2018

Four tips from Morningside Center Staff Developer Amy Fabrikant on how to create a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ students, and all students, going forward.

Nov 08, 2018

After another deadly shooting, how can we help young people and adults process the news and find comfort?

Oct 29, 2018

Students share their thoughts and feelings in the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, view and discuss a video about hate crimes, and hear the voices of religious and

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

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Dec 15, 2018

Many Americans believe that immigrants, especially illegal immigrants, are more likely to commit crimes than people born in the U.S. In fact, crime rates among immigrants are much

Dec 09, 2018

The holidays can be a stressful time. Here are some simple steps to help us and our students handle heightened emotions - now or any time. 

Dec 08, 2018

This lesson invites students to examine the history of laws about people seeking asylum in the U.S. Students will consider who should be allowed to gain asylum today and how their

Dec 06, 2018

In this video staff and students at a West Philadelphia High School talk about the transformation the school has undergone as a result of participation in restorative circles.  

Nov 30, 2018

Does the U.S. political system live up to the principle of one person, one vote? In this lesson, students explore arguments about whether the Electoral College and the U.S. Senate

Nov 16, 2018

Are protesters justified in confronting political officials while they are eating out at restaurants or engaging in other personal activities? After reading about three such