SEL/Equity: Two sides of one reality

In a divided world SEL takes on new meaning

In world that is increasingly diverse and often fractured along lines of class, race, gender, sexual orientation, physical, emotional and mental disabilities, and religion, it’s not enough to teach students traditional interpersonal skills (which are often culturally mediated) and expect that to automatically translate into healthy relationships across groups. Nor is it enough just to train young people in strategies for emotional regulation. If we expect kids not to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol, and to avoid both reactive aggression and passive acceptance of injustice, then they need the skills to change the things in the world that are causing them pain.

Ripple Effects offers skill training for both
personal and social transformation

"Respect - and bias - take different forms in different communities and among different groups within communities. We all can learn by seeing each other's perspectives.” Alice Ray, CEO
Ripple Effects includes both skill training to promote genuine equity, and problem-solving strategies to address personal trauma, along with more traditional social-emotional learning strategies.  We have multimedia lessons on racism, poverty, religious difference, gender identity, and sexual orientation, each leading to key skills needed to succeed in a democratic society – from participating in community, to exercising rights, to confronting institutional injustice.

Now Available – I to I Survey

The  I to I Survey is a FREE survey, that looks at how people in your community see each other.  It has separate versions for students, parents, professional staff and non-professional staff to anonymously register how each person,  and your community as a whole, sees different groups of students at their school.
"Respect - and bias - take different forms in different communities and among different groups within communities. We all can learn by seeing each other's perspectives.” Alice Ray, CEO