TeachableMoment Lessons

SEL & RP

SEL & RP

Activities to support students' social and emotional learning and restorative practices

See The Lessons

Current Issues

Current Issues

Classroom activities to engage students in learning about and discussing issues in the news

Dive Deeper

Tips & Ideas

Tips & Ideas

Guidance and inspiration to help build skills and community in your classroom and school

Get Started

SEL & RP
Social & Emotional Learning & Restorative Practices
Current Issues
Current Issues
Tips and Ideas
Tips & Ideas

Filter TeachableMoment Lessons By:

Jan 19, 2018

Students learn about and discuss the remarkable success of an organization of farmworkers that is fighting abuse and demanding dignity on the job. The activity includes two short

Jan 06, 2018

The U.S. has more people detained while awaiting trial than any other country in the world. In this lesson, students explore the issue of cash bail, why some criminal justice

Jan 04, 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.

Jan 01, 2018

This activity uses tweets to have students consider some of the events that put feminism on the front burner in 2017 - from the women's march to the #MeToo movement.  

Dec 26, 2017

Through tweets, readings, and small-group discussion, students grapple with the #MeToo movement, and how it relates to the power -or lack of power - of women.   

Dec 18, 2017

We all have self-talk. Fortunately, we, and our students, can learn to shape what that self-talk is.

Dec 09, 2017

The tax bill moving through Congress would affect many aspects of our lives. In this lesson, students learn about and discuss the bill and the debate surrounding it.   

Dec 03, 2017

Students learn about people around the globe who are being forced from their homes because of climate change, and think about how we as a society should respond.  This companion

Dec 03, 2017

Students learn about a few of the thousands of people who have fled Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. In small groups, students  discuss their stories and consider how they may be

Filter TeachableMoment Lessons By:

Mar 27, 2018

In small and large groups, students read media quotes and reflect on some of the successes that young people have booked in building a movement to end gun violence. 

Mar 25, 2018

In this activity, structured as a circle, students reflect on memories, quotes, and photos from the massive student-led March for Our Lives on Saturday, March 24, 2018. 

Mar 15, 2018

Students learn what gerrymandering is and why it poses a problem for U.S. democracy, and consider recent attempts to combat the practice.

Mar 13, 2018

Students explore the connections between young people in Florida campaigning for gun reform and youth leaders in Black Lives Matter – and consider why the media has focused so much

Mar 13, 2018

Students learn about efforts by youth activists to challenge U.S. gun laws, and discuss the range of gun reform proposals under consideration. 

 

Mar 06, 2018

Looking for engaging activities for Women’s History Month? Here’s our collection!