Start the 2023-2024 school year with a human-centered approach to education, where centering love and cultivating empathetic connections take precedence in shaping a brighter future. See the following resources to get started on your journey to changing school.
What makes a human-centered education different? Need research and essays to back up your practice? Start here!
Looking to incorporate these changes? Want to try or refine your practice this school year? Check out our resources — we intentionally design our content for public school teachers with multiple preps and large class sizes.
We offer in-depth resources for progressive educators looking for meaningful, imaginative learning. Here's a small selection:
Rethinking the systems of education will require an entire community advocating for change. We'd love to have you involved! Follow us on social media (@HumResPro) and join our Discord.
HRP's aesthetic embraces a radical imagination, recognizing that a just future starts by envisioning a better world. Watch this video for our take on a "solarpunk" education.
We greatly appreciate any/all support we receive to continue this important work. Nearly all of our resources are free, and donations keep us going! Support us (and learn about how we use these funds)! Plus, there's many other ways to get involved...
I really enjoyed this PD, and truly hope you guys can continue working with our district. Thank you for being inspiring.
This organization has tapped into the original “why” of many educators that is often lost or overshadowed by unfair or unrealistic expectations placed on our public schools.
Your group has articulated these things that I instinctually know but have lost in all my PD/ College Board years of training. I’m 25 years into this gig. Glad I can reacquaint myself with what originally got me into teaching and finish my career ethically whole.
Since sharing the HRP with members of our staff, we've seen an increase in interest to explore topics such as ungrading, project-based learning, and creating equitable learning environments. Being a district that serves over 75% Title I eligible learners, these topics are incredible important for us to consider, and the HRP provides an onramp to consider the implications of the choices we make with or for our learners. Just last week, I shared the ungrading links with our Elementary School Improvement team, who asked to explore grading practices. Having the research put together in accessible ways, and high-quality podcasts available to extend learning are invaluable for our growth as a district.
My whole life I've felt alone, caring about children and providing education that is exciting for children. Even as a child I was disappointed that other children didnt love school, but as i got higher in grades I realized why, school work got more repetitive and less immersive. HRP has shown me that there are many educators out there who also care about all children and want them to learn and grow, not just as "productive workers" but as critically thinking curious excited creators and caretakers. HRP empowers me to fight for children's rights.
Human Restoration Project is doing some incredible work advocating for progressive education practices and giving educators the information and tools they need to do their own advocacy work on behalf of themselves and their students. The organization provides a wealth of excellent materials that empower us to ask the question "what if we did better?"