What is research based Social Emotional Learning?
In simple terms, this means that lessons and texts are grounded in research and that lessons are developmentally appropriate for each age group. Implementing a research-based curriculum is the best way to ensure consistent SEL for every student and provide teachers with support and training to be able to do so.
Why implement a research based curriculum such as “My Best Me”?
Like other forms of learning, Social Emotional Learning is best learned through repetition and regular instruction. Using a formal curriculum helps create consistency and effective instruction. Giving educators the tools they need in order to stay up to date on research and train them on research-based Social-Emotional practices.
Who is involved in implementation of the SEL curriculum?
- District administrators
- School principals
- School counselors
- Support Staff
- Out-of-school time staff or other community partners
Measuring student growth and curriculum success
The “My Best Me” curriculum uses our hope survey to measure and monitor student growth. It is a series of six questions and shows just how much a student’s hope has increased over time. Dr. Chan Hellman and other scholars have been using this assessment for years in the field, so Hope Rising SEL has created a digital version of the same assessment for schools and teachers implementing My Best Me.
“My Best Me” unique features: