Hope delivered through Social Emotional Learning (SEL) enhances students’ cognitive competence giving them integrated skills needed to deal effectively and ethically with daily tasks and challenges. My Best Me is a research based SEL curriculum that can increase the social and emotional skills that will help nurture and support hope in classrooms. My Best Me material is in alignment with CASEL outcomes for SEL curriculum.
As educators go through the curriculum with students, there will be a greater level of goal setting, pathway development, and sense of urgency which is necessary for children to thrive both in and out of the classroom. Student participation, uninterrupted classroom instruction, and a superior learning environment are the returns on time invested in hope.
To monitor the growth of hope in students, our curriculum includes a pre and post curriculum hope assessment called The Hope Survey. It includes a few simple questions that help gauge the level of Hope for program participants. School leadership and educators are given access to a private dashboard to monitor the results of the pre/post Hope Survey.
> You can learn more about the Hope Survey here.
My Best Me
integrates intra-personal and interpersonal conversations around five core concepts that incorporate SEL competencies: Identity, Health, Community, Environment, and Economics. From these, various topics help students discover their role, develop character, maintain physical, mental, and emotional order, practice positive interactions with others, discover why and how to manage their environment, and grow in their resource development and financial literacy. You can view the range of topics on our My Best Me curriculum overview