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Let's create radically human-centered classrooms.

Human Restoration Project (HRP) is a 501(c)3 aimed at transforming school systems. We incorporate progressive education as a series of systems, not one-and-done strategies; rather than tweaking around the edges, we must transform schools toward human-centered policies that promote well-being and learning. All of our resources are OER: Creative Commons 4.0 NonCommercial ShareAlike.

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Download completely free resources to help integrate progressive systems.

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Access free coursework, earn microcredentials, and attend PD events.

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Read about integrating progressive education and social justice.

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Listen to interviews with experts, educators, and authors.

Podcast: A Human-Centered Approach to Education with Chris McNutt

August 4, 2021

Join executive director Chris McNutt on "What's the Big Idea", as we talk about HRP and "human-centered" learning.

Podcast: Deciphering "Learning Loss" with Akil Bello

July 31, 2021

Join guest Akil Bello as we dive into the narrative of learning loss, what actually was lost, and how we can push back against profit-hungry testing companies.

Event: Reimagining Classrooms with Systems-Based Progressive Education Thinking

July 26, 2021

Join us on September 4th & September 11th (2-4PM ET) to learn about progressive systems-based thinking (gradeless learning, restorative justice, and more); and transformation! Offered through the Hanahau'oli School.
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What is Progressive Education?

We want school systems to recognize the innate worth of every individual and their contribution to the community, where every individual is treated with respect and social justice is advocated for.

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HRP centers its work on four values statements that focus on systemic change.

I. Learning is rooted in purpose finding and community relevance.

Map a Path to Purpose

Schedule for students to inquire and put their passions into practice.

Create Cross-Disciplinary Classrooms

Connect across all curriculum and de-emphasize hierarchies of knowledge.

Learn Experientially

Have an active stance in learning: learning while doing, not learning then doing.

Connect to the Community

Open to the rest of the world and flourish authentic audiences.

Promote Literacy

Promote reading for pleasure and provide ample opportunities for literacy.

II. Social justice is the cornerstone to educational success.

Support a Reflective Space

Incorporate ample reflection to communicate and express growth.

Authenticate Student Voice

Give up control and encourage voice to realize real change.

Demand Inclusive Spaces

Institute a critical and open dialogue that breaks down white supremacy.

Adopt Critical Pedagogy

Build a democratic education by sharing and supporting student power.

Utilize Restorative Justice

End zero-tolerance and build programs that embrace a caring, loving community.

III. Dehumanizing practices do not belong in schools.

Radically reduce homework.

Incorporate ample reflection to communicate and express growth.

Build strong relationships.

Give up control and encourage voice to realize real change.

Eliminate Grading

Institute a critical and open dialogue that breaks down white supremacy.

Redefine Assessment and End Testing

Build a democratic education by sharing and supporting student power.

Reform Food Systems

End zero-tolerance and build programs that embrace a caring, loving community.

IV. Learners are respectful toward each other’s innate human worth.

Self-Direct Learning

Incorporate ample reflection to communicate and express growth.

Support and Elevate Teachers

Give up control and encourage voice to realize real change.

Stay Buzzword Free

Institute a critical and open dialogue that breaks down white supremacy.

Cooperate, Don't Force Competition

Build a democratic education by sharing and supporting student power.

Support Multi-Age Classrooms

End zero-tolerance and build programs that embrace a caring, loving community.