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The 4Rs uses children's literature as a springboard to strengthen students' social, emotional, and academic skills and build a caring classroom community.


BeCool series uses a teaching paradigm based on Assertion Training. Uses how to avoid “Hot” and “Cold” reactions to criticism, teasing, bullying, and anger.

C Squad

C Squad: Together for the Journey provides a safe space where middle school youth can build relationships, address crucial issues in their lives, and develop social and emotional strengths. C Squad is designed for middle school advisory classes and for after-school programs.

Connect with Kids

Connect with Kids provides social and emotional learning resources through customized digital platforms that include hundreds of streaming videos, lesson plans, parenting programs and guides, professional development materials, and more.

Coping Power

CopingPower is based on the earlier Anger Coping Power program. It emphasizes social and emotional skills that are needed during the transition to middle school. The program incorporates child and parent components. The child component consists of thirty-four 50-minute group sessions and periodic individual sessions over the course of 15–18 months, although the program can be shortened to fit into a single school year. Lessons focus on goal setting, problem solving, anger management, and peer relationships. The parent component is composed of 16 group sessions and periodic individual meetings. Lessons support the child component of the program and address setting expectations, praise, discipline, managing stress, communication, and child study skills.

Early Risers “Skills for Success”

The Early Risers “Skills for Success” is a multi-year program that aims to reduce aggressive behaviors using a summer program for children, teacher consultation, child social skills groups, and a parent education and skills training program. The program targets elementary school children in kindergarten and first grade who exhibit aggressive behaviors to prevent them from developing more serious anti-social behaviors.

First Step to Success

First Step to Success is an early intervention program designed to help children who are at risk for developing aggressive or antisocial behavioral patterns. The program uses a trained behavior coach who works with each student and his or her class peers, teacher, and parents for approximately 50–60 hours over a 3-month period. First Step to Success includes three interconnected modules: screening, classroom intervention, and parent training.

​Girls Circle

Girls Circle employ evidence-based principles of a strengths-based approach, motivational interviewing strategies and have a strong focus on positive youth development. A structured support group for girls from 9-18 years which integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training. Designed to increase positive connection, strengths, and competence in girls. Also offered under the model is Mother-Daughter Circle, for mothers or female caregivers and their daughters.

I Can Problem Solve

I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) presents lessons in the form of games, role plays, and puppet experiences with a focus on developing students’ interpersonal cognitive problem-solving skills.  ICPS skills include: use of pre-problem solving vocabulary and skills, identifying feelings in self and others, developing alternative solutions to problems, use of consequential thinking, and means-ends thinking.

The Incredible Years® Series

The IncredibleYears® Series is a set of interlocking, comprehensive, and developmentally based programs targeting parents, teachers and children. The training programs that compose Incredible Years® Series are guided by developmental theory on the role of multiple interacting risk and protective factors in the development of conduct problems. The programs are designed to work jointly to promote emotional, social, and academic competence and to prevent, reduce, and treat behavioral and emotional problems in young children

Leader in Me

Leader in Me helps schools create well-rounded learners by developing the whole-person and preparing students to become life-ready leaders. Leader in Me unites students, staff, and families around a common goal to prepare students with college, career, and life-readiness skills that are necessary to thrive in today’s ever-changing, fast-paced environment.

Positive Action

The Positive Action program is designed to promote a healthy self-concept and to establish positive actions for the body and mind. The program emphasizes effective self-management, social skills, character, and mental health, as well as skills for setting and achieving goals. The Positive Action classroom curriculum contains separate sets of lessons for use each year, from prekindergarten through twelfth grade. Each grade has approximately 140 sequenced lessons, all of which include a step-by-step script organized around a different theme. All content is based on a single fundamental philosophy: You feel good about yourself when you do positive actions (positive self- concept), and there is a positive way (positive actions) to do everything. Additional program components support classroom-wide, school- wide, family, and community involvement. Positive Action offers separate units for bullying prevention, drug education, conflict resolution, and promoting a positive school climate that can each be added to the core program.

Responsive Classroom®

The ResponsiveClassroom® approach is designed to create classrooms that are responsive to children’s physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs through developmentally appropriate educational experiences in kindergarten through sixth grade. The approach incorporates ten essential teaching practices and practical strategies including morning meetings, rule creation, interactive modeling, positive teacher language, logical consequences, guided academic discovery, academic choice, classroom organization, collaborative problem solving, and guidelines for working with families. Teachers are encouraged to connect with parents individually on a regular basis in order to share updates and expectations about the child’s development or to collaboratively address any difficulties the child may be experiencing. The Responsive Classroom approach incorporates many nonverbal signals (e.g., a chime or raised hand when students should pay attention) throughout the day.

Social Decision Making/Problem Solving Method

The SocialDecision Making/Problem Solving program covers approximately 30 topics each year designed to develop self-control, social awareness, and effective decision-making skills. The program contains separate sets of lessons each year for kindergarten through eighth grade. Sessions follow a structure that includes an introduction to the topic, modeling of the skill, opportunities for practice, reflection and discussion, and suggestions for practice beyond the structured lesson. Also included are tips for teachers to support effective pedagogy and instructional practices to promote social and emotional learning, as well as strategies for integrating new skills and concepts into core academic subject areas. The program provides frequent take-home activities and supplementary books for parents on the importance of social and emotional development. The program manual includes a section for frequently asked questions that address cultural relevance. Occasional suggestions for remaining sensitive to and aware of various cultures and ethnicities are included throughout the lessons.

Social Skills Improvement System (SSIS)

The SocialSkills Improvement System (SSIS) program The Social Skills Improvement System (SSIS) Class wide Intervention Program is a social skills promotion program that uses free-standing SEL lessons and teaching practices for students in preschool through eighth grade. It is designed to be used by teachers, teacher’s aides, school counselors, or other educational professionals that work closely with students. The curriculum is organized into 10 skill units with a total of 30 lessons per grade band. Lessons are designed to be implemented in the classroom and delivered three times per week over the course of ten weeks. Lessons focus on interpersonal skills, including listening to others, asking for help, and staying calm with others. While SSIS has limited emphasis on the promotion of students’ self-awareness and self-management, when taught in conjunction with the SSIS SEL edition, the program provides learning around all five social-emotional competencies. The SSIS SEL edition is a flexible curriculum that includes 23 units designed for use with students ages 4 to 14.

Student Success Skills

Student Success Skills is a skills promotion program that uses teaching practices and free-standing SEL lessons to support social and emotional learning. It is designed to be implemented in a regular class where the teacher or school counselor delivers five lessons that provide students with strategies for (1) setting goals, monitoring progress, and sharing success; (2) building a caring, supportive, and encouraging environment; (3) developing and practicing memory and cognitive skills; (4) calming anxiety and managing emotions; and (5) developing healthy optimism. Students are taught stress reduction techniques that include mindfulness strategies such as muscle relaxation. The dosage is one lesson per week, for five weeks, with three booster sessions, one for each of the following months. After completing the five lessons teachers are expected to cue and coach students to apply the appropriate skills and strategies during academic lessons throughout the year to master the curriculum and develop a healthy and supportive classroom climate.

In addition to the universal program, Student Success Skills offers a group counseling format for students who need additional support. The program also includes a four-session parent workshop that provides families with an overview of the skills and strategies their children are being taught as well as strategies to promote effective communication, problem-solving skills, and positive parenting.

Teachable Moment

Teachable Moment, a project of Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, provides timely and free classroom lessons and activities for K-12 educators. TeachableMoment includes hundreds of lessons to help students learn about, discuss, and engage in current issues; and develop essential social and emotional skills, from active listening to standing up to bias.

Tools of the Mind

Tools ofthe Mind is an early childhood program for students in prekindergarten and kindergarten that promotes self-regulated learning and is designed to be embedded within the classroom. With a focus on early literacy, mathematics, and other cognitive competencies such as self-reflection, the program encourages teachers to scaffold student learning while encouraging use of mental “tools” through self-regulation activities, make-believe play, and a structured classroom environment that enable students to control their social, emotional, and cognitive behaviors. The Tools of the Mind program also provides structures for family involvement and information for parents who wish to reinforce the activities with their children outside of the program.

Why Try Program

​The Why Try Program is an evidence-based, social/emotional learning resource. We offer a variety of teach the teacher programs designed to cultivate a learning environment where students feel empowered and motivated to be resilient. Our multi-sensory approach includes lesson plans, music, video resources, reflection questions, activities, and much more.