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primer

Primer
A guide to human-centric education. An extensive overview of progressive education - from each facet identified by Human Restoration project, to the authors, to the research, this Primer is designed to introduce educators to the humanizing practices of education and start a journey toward radically student-centered practice. Outlined within are readings, reflections, and practices to adapt these systems to any classroom.

Handbooks

Virtual Learning Handbook
The Virtual Learning Handbook provides suggestions to promote pro student-centered classrooms in the midst of virtual, hybrid, and “pandemic” teaching. This document pairs each of HRP’s 20 progressive education values systems with a specific practice, procedure, or operation to continue to build human-centered environments.
Path to Purpose Handbook
The Path to Purpose Handbook dictates the why, what, and how of “purpose-finding” in the classroom. This fillable document provides an ample array of purpose-finding activities and discussion prompts for use in any classroom, and provides substantial evidence on using this practice in schools.
Ungrading Handbook
The Ungrading Handbook supplies the research, questioning, and ideas necessary to begin the implementation of gradeless learning in your classroom. This fillable document relays discussion questions, media, concepts, and practical applications of “going gradeless” in your classroom environment, even if the district requires grades within a certain period.

"why sheets"

Inspired by a call to action from Alfie Kohn, “why sheets” are brief overviews of progressive practice, aimed at parents, students, and the community, to explain why changes are being made at school.
Why Sheet: Eliminating Homework
This why sheet details the research, details, and common questions surrounding eliminating homework.
Why Sheet: Gradeless Learning
This why sheet details the research, details, and common questions surrounding gradeless learning.

1 page pd

1 Page PD: Restorative Justice
Restorative Justice changes the process of disciplinary action at schools. Instead of blanket sentencing, how can we encourage students toward pro-social behavior without pushing them out of the education system?
1 Page PD: Mindfulness
Mindfulness consists of relaxation techniques and a tolerant environment - but there’s much more. How can we change systemic issues in school and beyond to solve the root of these problems?
1 Page PD: Curation
How can we celebrate learning in our schools? One way is quite simple - putting our work on display! This guide showcases the benefits and techniques of project curation.

additional materials

Grading =/ Assessment
This gradeless learning overview contains: An introduction to gradeless learning and its benefits; A collection of assessment techniques with links to relevant, easy to understand online resources; A group of common troubleshooting issues with gradeless learning and how one may progress.‍
“Deprogramming” Manual
This book is for anyone looking to instill elements of progressive education into their classroom, and are concerned at the student reaction to their policies. By passing power from teacher to student, we may have the belief that chaos or confusion will ensue.
Evidence Journal
This resource, which is explained in detail on our YouTube channel, provides a way to validate self-assessment and incorporate gradeless learning into even the most traditional classroom. This Google Document collection of templates can be catered to one’s class to mitigate standardized assessment and provide multiple outlets for students to demonstrate competency in traditional school subjects.