Instructional Activities

Creating Healthy Classrooms that Encourage Learning

Creating Healthy Classrooms that Encourage Learning

Resilient classrooms

This guide, developed by experts in child development and school psychology, presents educators with classroom-based strategies for supporting student’s psychological …

Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving Student’s Social Skills

Promoting Social Skills in the Inclusive Classroom

Full of practical, hands-on strategies, this book provides educators with the tools they need to help improve the social skills …

Increasing Awareness and Action around Homophobic Bullying

The lesson plan for Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project, developed by the British Columbia Teacher Foundation in Canada, …

Teaching about the Impact of Homophobia in Sports

Examining Homophobia in Sports, developed by the British Columbia Teachers Federation in Canada, provides multiple lesson plans for both …

Seeking Safety: Lesson Plan for Promoting Understanding of Refugees

Seeking Safety, developed by Amnesty International, provides an instructional resource for students 8-10 years old about refugee and …

A resource on creating supportive school environments for refugee students

Life after war: Education as a healing process for refugee and war-affected children, written by Tony Tavares and Isle …

Canadian website of tools and resources for building caring communities

The Safe and Caring website offers a wide variety of evidence-based tools and resources for helping schools and communities become …

Practical resources for teaching self-regulation in an elementary classroom

This website was created by Mrs. Durante, an elementary school teacher from Wisconsin in the United States, to share the …

How to teach children conversational skills

This article from Edutopia offers eight simple and practical tips for helping children develop their conversational skills of speaking and …

How one teacher developed an ethic of compassion in his high school teaching practice

In this article, Joshua Block, a U.S. public school Humanities teacher in Philadelphia, reflects on the role compassion plays in …