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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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100 Days of Conversations & Bridgemakers on GettingSmart!

April 7, 2021

Building a school community through the acknowledgement, reflection, and action of incorporating student voice is integral to reimagining education. Listen to 100 Days of Conversations and Bridgemakers on the GettingSmart podcast!

Writing: March: Flow - The Psychology of Optimal Experience

March 31, 2021

Our writing on Flow: Csikszentmihalyi’s blind spot is a critical one: that poverty is a cause of inattention and a lack of cognitive resources, not an effect.

Writing: Build a More Equitable Future by Listening to Students

March 29, 2021

Learn how 100 Days of Conversations deconstructs the power narrative to reimagine education.

What is Progressive Education?

We want school systems toward recognizing 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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change the system

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.