Build attitudes of respect and caring, reduce problem behaviors, empower students to solve problems, and educate the whole child with this flexible, user-friendly activity guide. The lessons’ literature-based connections allow teachers to “build in” rather than “add on” social-emotional learning (SEL) throughout the day. Field-tested in classrooms across the United States, these activities when fully implemented have resulted in improved school climate, greater parent engagement, increased academic achievement, and reduction in discipline referrals.
- 100+ easy-to-implement year-round activities that integrate into the daily curriculum in all subject areas
- Monthly themes focused on empathy, bullying prevention, teamwork, decision-making, and more
- Concise lesson formats (Read, Discuss, Do, Relate)
- Discussion and writing prompts
- Built-in assessment
The Grades 6–8 resource guide has been successfully used in middle schools during advisory time and classroom meetings. The guide provides specific, easy-to-use activities that allow students to have conversations, learn through inquiry, and feel empowered to change through self-monitoring of their creative thinking. Students use creative ways, including art, drama, writing, music, and reading, to express themselves and reflect on their experiences.