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Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR)

Type of Organization: Non-governmental - Non-Profit

Home Country: United States United States  icon


Educators for Social Responsibility is a national non-profit organization founded in 1982. ESR works directly with educators to implement systemic practices that create safe, caring, and equitable schools so that all young people succeed in school and life, and help shape a safe, democratic, and just world.

Our work spans the fields of social and emotional learning, character education, conflict resolution, diversity education, civic engagement, prevention programming, youth development, and secondary school improvement. We offer comprehensive programs, staff development, consultation, and resources for adults who teach children and young people preschool through high school, in settings including K-12 schools, early childhood centers and afterschool programs.

Noteable Resources

Lessons from Connected & Respected

  These six lessons - one for each grade level, K-5 - are drawn from ESR’s two-volume curriculum, Connected & Respected: Lessons from the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program. Each lesson is set up as a PDF file for downloading and printing.

  For Kindergarteners, this lesson provides expressive ways for young students to get to know each other’s similarities and differences: Alike and Different (PDF)

  First graders learn how to support their classmates and friends in this lesson: Helping Others and Standing Up to Bullying (PDF)

  This lesson for second grade introduces the life-long skill of active listening by having students conduct an interview using paraphrasing and clarifying questions. Active Listening (PDF)

  Third graders will explore the concept of win-win in this lesson, using critical thinking and empathy: Win-win Solutions (PDF)

  In this lesson, fourth graders develop ideas about how to manage angry feelings: Exploring Anger (PDF)

  Fifth graders explore the concept of escalation and examine strategies to de-escalate conflict in this lesson: Conflict Escalation (PDF)

  These lessons are drawn from the ESR curriculum, Connected & Respected: Lessons from the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program. To learn more, please visit the ESR site.

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Contact Information

Name: Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR)
Type: Non-governmental - Non-Profit

23 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA, 02138
United States

Voice Phone: +1 617-492-1764 +1 800-370-2515

Fax: +1 617-864-5164

Contact email:

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