SEL Awardee

Ramon Griffin

University of Chicago Charter School
Chicago, IL
“The 'Building Strong Children through Meta-cognition Integrative SEL' project is designed to deconstruct our current student code of conduct, decrease punitive practices that lead to suspensions and to create more restorative solutions for students perpetually targeted by disproportionate discipline. We will construct powerful and engaging professional development that focuses on the root causes of student behavior but also examines the implicit biases and hazardous educator perceptions that push vulnerable students out of school. This project will catalyze educators to work with students and families to co-create an inclusive school culture that builds towards a University of Chicago Charter School graduate.”
Tags: Charter School, Culturally Responsive Approaches, Curriculum, District, Elementary School, High School, Mentorship, Middle School, Racial, Gender and/or Social Justice, Restorative Practices, Students Affected by Suspensions, Trauma-Informed, Urban