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Design for Change!: What Teachers Can Learn from Video Games

Human Restoration Project
Nov 2022
video + guided activities
Video games are incredibly complex and difficult...yet almost everyone plays them. At the beginning of every game you must learn how to play it, which isn't easy yet still is so fun! How can teachers better under game design to reimagine their classrooms? What should we remove from school to make it a more exciting place to be? This package contains resources that pair with our 30 minute YouTube release, including guided notes for the video and interactive activities for systems-thinking.
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Zine: Restore Humanity

Human Restoration Project
Oct 2022
75 pages
Our latest Zine offers a selection of writings from the last two years at Human Restoration Project. Including topics on progressive education including: dress codes, online learning, Black Lives Matter, critical pedagogy, combating fascism, and more, this Zine provides an overview to the theory and practice of the movement at large. This work is designed to be clipped out, printed, and easily distributed.
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Conference to Restore Humanity! 2022

Human Restoration Project
Oct 2022
3 keynotes + 5 courses
Access a curated list of resources from our 2022 conference, including keynotes and Q&A sessions with Dr. Henry Giroux, Dr. Denisha Jones, and the Harvest Collegiate Circle Keepers, as well as self-paced tracks on anti-carceral pedagogy, childism in education, designing for neurodiversity (against behaviorism), and disrupting discriminatory linguistics.
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Learning Loss Handbook

Human Restoration Project
Oct 2022
51 pages
The "Learning Loss" handbook outlines the narrative of "catch up" education being propagated by testing companies and policy makers. In this fillable handbook, we address if "learning loss" something we need to address. And if it isn't, we must figure out what to do instead.
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Why Sheet: Eliminating Homework

Human Restoration Project
Oct 2022
1 pager
This why sheet details the research, details, and common questions surrounding eliminating homework.
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Why Sheet: Ungrading

Human Restoration Project
Oct 2022
1 pager
This why sheet details the research, details, and common questions surrounding ungrading.
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Virtual Learning Handbook

Human Restoration Project
Oct 2022
19 pages
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.
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Path to Purpose Handbook

Human Restoration Project
Oct 2022
19 pages
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.
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Ungrading Handbook

Human Restoration Project
Oct 2022
32 pages
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.
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Primer

Human Restoration Project
Oct 2022
26 pages
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.
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Grading =/ Assessment

Human Restoration Project
Oct 2022
20 pages
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.‍
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“Deprogramming” Manual

Human Restoration Project
Oct 2022
23 pages
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.
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Evidence Journal

Human Restoration Project
Oct 2022
Google Docs Template
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.
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coming soon...

A cover of the Sharing Power with Students Handbook, showing an astronaut being cut in half with one side black and white and the other in color.

Sharing Power with Students Handbook

This guide will introduce fundamental elements of critical pedagogy and democratic classrooms, giving educators ways to alter their classroom environment to promote power sharing.

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Using the Evidence Journal for Co-Assessment

This overview provides the necessary information to utilize our Evidence Journal, a portfolio system to self-direct assessment and present learning.

Co-Creating Self-Selected Projects with Students

This overview details how to create projects with students that guide their own learning journey.