Instructional Activities

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 …

Easy and practical ideas for cultivating gratitude in the classroom

A valuable article from the Greater Good website with a list of 15 gratitude activities that can be easily implemented …

Teacher-developed resources for promoting SEL in the kindergarten classroom

This SEL resource page is part of a teacher resource website developed by the Delta School District in British Columbia, …