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SEL & RP

SEL & RP

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

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SEL & RP
Social & Emotional Learning & Restorative Practices
Current Issues
Current Issues
Tips and Ideas
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Sep 08, 2017

After a short quiz about current Fight for 15 movement, students read about and discuss U.S. labor's struggles — and historic strikes — through history.  

Sep 07, 2017

This brief activity gives students a chance to share and reflect on the the Trump administration's recent decision to end the DACA program, which has protected many young

Sep 04, 2017

After an initial gathering, students read about and discuss the human and natural context for Harvey’s devastation. An extension activity has students research local climate change

Sep 03, 2017

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 the

Sep 03, 2017

Students continue the exploration they began in Part 1 of what happened after a mosque in Fort Smith, Arkansas, was defaced. In Part 2, students learn about and discuss the

Sep 03, 2017

In this activity, students consider what happened after a mosque in Fort Smith, Arkansas, was defaced. They explore the personal stories of people in the community, including those

Aug 31, 2017

Begin by asking students, "What do you need to feel safe, comfortable, and excited to learn?"

Aug 21, 2017

Following the violent rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville, this activity has students read, consider and discuss quotes about the presence of white supremacist symbols

Aug 21, 2017

After upsetting events like those in Charlottesville, it's important for people to be able to share their feelings, talk, and be heard, in a supportive environment. This activity,

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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