Tips & Ideas
Guidance and inspiration to help you build skills and community in your classroom and school
It's helpful to create community guidelines for our online gatherings of staff - during the coronavirus pandemic, or at any time. Here are some sample guidelines from a recent online gathering of Morningside staff.
Three simple steps to help us calm our brains — and our classrooms.
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.
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.
In this video school staff, resources officers, county probation department staff and students talk about their experience with restorative practices.
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.
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.
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.
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 conflict and address issues.