Middle School Emotional Intelligence Curriculum: Hope-Based Program Expanded

The company anticipates that this new expansion will encourage more middle school teachers and directors to adopt its emotional intelligence curriculum to supplement their traditional academic programming. “My Best Me” is designed to be taught in one-hour weekly sessions, but can be adapted to support a classroom’s main curriculum, as the interactive lessons are non-sequential and can easily be paired with appropriate subject matter as teachers see fit.

Interested parties can learn more at https://info.hoperisingedu.com/emotional-intelligence/curriculumsample

With this expansion, Hope Rising offers middle school educators a well-structured program for opening a dialogue with their students about personal development topics that may be inappropriate during other class times. “My Best Me” centers around fostering hope in students through a simple, three-step approach to goal-setting and achieving. This method teaches students to identify a goal based on their strengths and interests, create an actionable pathway toward attaining that goal, and build the inner willpower needed to achieve it.

As students enter middle school, their risk of experiencing prolonged feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, and depression rises dramatically. In the U.S., 16% of teenagers have been reported as experiencing at least one major depressive episode and nearly 12% of teens have or are experiencing extended severe depression.

Hope Rising’s “My Best Me” gives middle schoolers practical tools for understanding their identity, role in relationships, and natural character strengths. After this foundational section, students move into the other core EI competencies in the curriculum: creating mental, physical, and emotional health, fostering healthy relationships and interactions, discovering the natural environment, and building financial literacy and resource management.

About Hope Rising

Hope Rising is a specialized curriculum developer dedicated to providing students and teachers with the practical tools and knowledge they need to create a hopeful, productive classroom environment. The company’s award-winning curriculum, “My Best Me”, was developed by a team of early childhood specialists, education experts, and authors from around the globe and is the world’s first hope-centered emotional intelligence program. Hope Rising provides further context and education around the science of hope and other emotional intelligence issues through its original blog series that is accessible through the website.

“Having hope — which can be learned — reduces the impact of toxic stress and builds resilience against adverse childhood experiences,” said one spokesperson for the company. “When you nurture hope in students, you change the trajectory from despair to thriving. The results echo throughout the campus. Higher hope equates to academic improvement, emotional livelihood, decreased drop-outs, and thriving teachers.”

Interested parties can learn more and contact Hope Rising by visiting https://info.hoperisingedu.com/emotional-intelligence/curriculumsample

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