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SEL & RP
Social & Emotional Learning & Restorative Practices
Current Issues
Current Issues
Tips and Ideas
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Apr 10, 2018

 

Edna Chavez, a 17-year-old senior from South Los Angeles, made an impassioned speech about gun violence at the student led March for Our Lives in March 2018. In this lesson,

Apr 05, 2018

In the wake of the Parkland school shooting, many have called for increased "school security" measures. In this lesson, students consider whether such measures make schools safer

Apr 05, 2018

How can activists - including young people who are organizing against gun violence - sustain themselves for the long haul? In this activity, students consider quotes from activists

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!  

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May 01, 2018

In this lesson, students step back from the debate over a "border wall," and consider the moral arguments for and against “no borders." 

Apr 24, 2018

Students explore the controversy over the Trump administration's proposal to add a question about citizenship to the census  and learn about the history and purpose of the U.S.

Apr 24, 2018

Students view and discuss the viral video of two black men being handcuffed and walked out of a Philadelphia Starbucks by six police officers in April 2018. Students consider the

Apr 24, 2018

RP Video Library: This video shows a peer facilitated restorative circle to problem solve around lateness in school. The Circle is implemented with fidelity, according to the key

Apr 17, 2018

RP Video Library: This video shows the power of an effectively teacher facilitated circle to build community and address issues.  The circle is implemented with fidelity, according

Apr 16, 2018

RP Video Library:  This video shows the power of an effectively student facilitated restorative circle to build community through storytelling.  The circle is implemented with