Social Emotional Learning Curriculum To Increase Resilience In Students Updated

The non-profit education organization has updated its ‘My Best Me’ curriculum to address the different ways resilience can, together with learned and proactive hope, work as a buffer against stressful situations and motivate schoolchildren to achieve their goals.

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Hope Rising’s revised curriculum focuses on the importance of resilience as an attribute that can lead to stronger character development, better self-management, and improved academic performance. Psychologically, resilience refers to the capacity to cope with harsh or demanding life situations, particularly by exhibiting mental, emotional, and behavioral flexibility to external pressure points.

The SEL services market is anticipated to grow at nearly 25% annually through the end of the decade. While often used as a toolkit to help children facing ACEs – adverse childhood experiences – SEL represents a holistic approach to child development and is not just for students who have dealt with trauma. Moreover, many studies have shown a correlation between strong social-emotional skills–where students can recognize and manage their own social-emotional health and adjust their behaviors accordingly–and mental health, relationships, civic engagement, and college/career success.

Hope Rising’s ‘My Best Me’ curriculum is a set of courses aimed at assisting children and teens in discovering their true selves and goals. By providing students with the skills they need to manage everyday challenges and difficulties, the program improves students’ self-awareness in the context of larger social settings.

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The ‘My Best Me’ courses and texts are based on research that guarantees they are developmentally suitable for each age group. As part of an evidence-based, age-appropriate curriculum, these lesson plans can be used to ensure continuity throughout a child’s development, reinforcing core concepts at each stage.

Similar to other learning processes, social-emotional learning benefits most from repetition and consistent instruction. Employing a structured curriculum like ‘My Best Me’ gives teachers the resources they need to stay up to speed on the most recent research and training in the best SEL practices. This enables effective instruction and helps to establish a pattern of learning that will yield positive outcomes for children in all aspects of their lives.

Soft skills learned through the ‘My Best Me’ curriculum, such as problem-solving and teamwork, can be applied both at school and – ultimately – in the workplace. One survey shows that interpersonal skills are seen as equally vital to or more important than technical abilities by over 90% of executives questioned – and almost the same percentage report difficulty in finding individuals who satisfy these criteria.

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