WHAT IS IT
Morningside Center provides interactive workshops for school staff on social-emotional learning (SEL), restorative practices (RP), and equity. They provide a series of articles on the topic of "teachable moments” and connect current events to Common Core State Standards with research-based lessons. Their programs have a documented history of promoting both academic excellence and wellness in students. The emphasis on mental health can lead to declines in suspensions and other disciplinary measures.
WHY WE LIKE IT
EMPOWERMENT—Morningside Center partners with teachers and school leaders to build community, teach social responsibility, and increase equity.
FLEXIBILITY—Morningside Center offers the ability to search classroom resources by subject, grade level, or keyword.
CURIOSITY—Morningside Center helps students to engage with topics in current events.
UTILITY—Morningside Center applies both critical thinking and social-emotional skills to its content.
Morningside Center’s programs can influence the entire school culture, so share these resources with your community when possible.
Be sure to filter teachable moments by grade level to determine social-emotional appropriateness for students.