Social & Emotional Learning

Practicing the 4Rs at PS 214, Bronx.

Photo © Carolina Kroon

All of Morningside Center's programs aim to foster children's social and emotional learning.  We foster SEL through classroom curricula, including The 4Rs and Restore360, through school-wide peer mediation and student leadership programs, by helping schools develop comprehensive approaches to SEL, discipline, (Rethinking Discipline), and eliminating bullying (Pathways to Respect), through our PAZ after-school programs and more.  Please see descriptions of these programs for details!

Morningside Center defines SEL as the process by which we develop our emotional intelligence. It consists of:

  • understanding and managing feelings
  • relating well to others
  • dealing well with conflict and other life challenges
  • focusing attention and concentrating
  • setting goals and working toward them
  • making good decisionstaking responsibility for improving our communities – from the classroom to the world

For more information, contact: Lillian Castro, Director of Administration, 212.870-3318 x33;