SEL Awardee

Gina Johnson

Dr. Hani Awaddalllah
Paterson Public Schools
Paterson, NJ
“The Glisson Project is a restorative justice project for elementary students incorporating a SEL curriculum with mentoring and community service components. We will implement a student-led restorative justice committee to resolve student conflicts that will incorporate a community service component as an alternative to suspension. We will also provide professional development opportunities for our teaching staff to instruct them in best practices for implementing a social justice and social-emotional learning curriculum. We will also incorporate breathing, meditation and other mindfulness practices into our daily schedule for all students.”
Tags: Community Engagement, Culturally Responsive Approaches, Elementary School, ELs, Girls & Young Women of Color, Measurement, Mentorship, Middle School, Mindfulness, New Arrivals, Outdoors, Restorative Practices, Secondary Trauma, Student Leadership & Voice, Suburban, Teacher, Teacher Leadership, Traditional Public School, Use of Space