Morningside Center has helped hundreds of schools turn the corner on fighting, bullying, and disrespect.
We work hand in hand with teachers and school leaders to create a positive school and classroom climate by building social and emotional skills in young people and adults.
The Montgomery County, Maryland, public schools wanted to introduce teachers to social and emotional learning strategies - so they called on Morningside Center's executive director, Tom Roderick.
For the past three years, Morningside Center has partnered with the NYC Department of Education to bring "restorative circles" to schools throughout the city.
"Sometimes I walk into schools and all I hear is people barking orders. Kids feel attacked," said educator and author Shaka Senghor in a powerful keynote talk at Morningside Center’s Courageous Schools conference on May 17, 2014.
Lupe, a 12th grader from Brooklyn, talks about why she decided to become a Circle Keeper and the impact it has had on her interactions with other students.
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