SEL and RP

Classroom activities that encourage students' social and emotional learning and promote restorative practices

April 13, 2018
    YouTube Name: Crawford Community Building Circle Focus: Restorative Mindset, Restorative Practices (RP) & Student Centered Learning Time: 11:30 min Who & Where: The Curley School,…
April 10, 2018
    Focus: Restorative Mindset & Practices throughout the School Day Time: 14:39 min Who & Where: Spokane Public Schools, WA Grade level: K-12   Description The educators in the clip…
April 5, 2018
Gathering At the massive student-led March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2018, Alex King, a 17-year-old student from North Lawndale College Prep High School in Chicago, a “Peace…
January 4, 2018
Empathy isn’t just a quality – it’s a skill that can be learned. Here’s an activity to help students practice their empathy skills.   Empathy is a popular word these days. Politicians, talk show…
December 18, 2017
We all have self-talk. Fortunately, we, and our students, can learn to shape what that self-talk is.   As we go about our daily lives we are constantly interpreting the situations in which we find…
November 13, 2017
An “I Need Message” is a short and sweet way for students to be assertive and get their needs met, even with people they don’t know well.    The “I Message” is a staple of social and emotional…
October 12, 2017
Taking a deep breath isn’t just for difficult moments. This simple soothing strategy can help us and our students any time we need it.   Our 4Rs curriculum includes a popular activity called Stop-…
September 3, 2017
To the Teacher:   This lesson begins with activities aimed at creating a sense of community among your students at the beginning of the school year.   It also includes an exploration of issues in…
September 3, 2017
  To the Teacher: In this activity, students consider what happened after a mosque in Fort Smith, Arkansas was defaced. They will explore the personal stories of people in the community, including…
August 31, 2017
Begin by asking students, "What do you need to feel safe, comfortable, and excited to learn?" The beginning of the school year is the ideal time to start building a positive classroom climate. One…