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The Science of Hope

Research shows that Hope is one of the best predictors of success in children and adults.

Hope Amplifies SEL

The science and power of hope multiplies the impact of Social Emotional Learning.

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93 %

teachers say SEL is important

  • Improved academic performance
  • Better education outcomes
  • Reduced classroom disruptions
  • Fewer disciplinary actions
  • Superior learning environment
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Curriculum Overview

How My Best Me is Making an Impact in Schools

Student-Centric

My Best Me fosters a personalized experience for students, allowing them to make better connections to the material and enjoy what they’re learning.

Interactive Lessons

The curriculum is filled with multimedia, grade-appropriate lessons to encourage student participation, collaboration, engagement, and open communication.

Parent Communication

My Best Me supports effective school communication and positive partnerships with parents and guardians through available lesson summaries.

Digital & Hard Copy Texts

For added accessibility and convenience, both digital and hard copy versions are available for all grade level texts in the My Best Me curriculum.

THE BASIS FOR MY BEST ME

The Hope Methodology

“Hope is the belief that tomorrow will be better than today, and that you have the power to make it so,” says Chan Hellman, Ph.D., Founder and Director of the OU Hope Research Center. His revolutionary work on hope methodology is presented in every My Best Me lesson.

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Hope Can Be Learned
even among children with history of trauma
02
Hope Buffers Adversity
and is a protective factor against stress
03
Hope Improves Academics
which leads to increased achievement
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WHY CHOOSE MY BEST ME

Combined Impact of Hope and SEL on Education Outcomes:

FEWER SUSPENSIONS

68% reduction in suspensions/expulsions

LOWER DROPOUT RATE

81% fewer dropouts

DECREASED ABSENTEEISM

44% lower occurrence of chronic absenteeism

HIGHER GRADES

Increase in grade level averages

INCREASED GRADUATES

A higher rate of graduates

Hear from the leading hope researcher

Watch as Dr. Chan Hellman, Ph.D.,
Shares About My Best Me

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Explore Our Curriculum

Our Social Emotional Learning curriculum empowers educators to help students develop their social and emotional competencies and ultimately, create a superior learning environment. Through Hope. Learn more about My Best Me.