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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: 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
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.
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 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 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 (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 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 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,
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
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.
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.
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 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
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 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.
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.