We know that what it takes to support teacher and student mental wellness is rooted in creating ways to build understanding and connection between people. Engagement is not just about seat time but about dealing with emotions and creating opportunities for agency and connection. On this World Mental Health Day, let’s take a look at our top five resources for educators to support building relationships and engaging the whole learner.
As many schools shift to the implementation of social and emotional learning (SEL) lessons into their curriculum, restorative practices are a great tie-in to building relationships, managing emotions, and giving students and educators an opportunity to build these skills in a way that is productive and useful to all. Let’s dive deeper into what restorative justice is, what the benefits of it are, and how you can work to integrate it into your school’s culture.