ERIC Number: ED497270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Strong Start--Grades K-2: A Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum
Merrell, Kenneth W.; Parisi, Danielle M.; Whitcomb, Sara A.
Brookes Publishing Company
Social-emotional competence--it is a critical part of every child's school success, and just like any academic subject, children need instruction in it. Developed by a top expert, these proven curricula will help promote the social-emotional competence and resilience of children and adolescents. Divided into four age levels from kindergarten through high school, these innovative social and emotional learning curricula are filled with engaging, thought-provoking class activities that help students develop vital skills they will use for the rest of their lives: understanding emotions, managing anger, relieving stress, solving interpersonal problems, and much more. Each Strong Kids curriculum is: (1) easy for non-mental-health experts; (2) evidence-based; (3) a great way to boost academic skills; (4) brief enough to fit into any program; (5) age-appropriate; (6) effective for all children in any setting; and (7) low-cost and low-tech. Lessons in each curriculum include optional, easily adaptable scripts, sample scenarios and examples, creative activities, and "booster" lessons that reinforce what students learned. Every school and early intervention program will benefit from the lasting effect of these four curricula: strong, resilient students with fewer mental health and behavior problems and better academic outcomes. After a foreword (Hill M. Walker), this book is divided into three sections: (1) Introduction and Overview; (2) The "Strong Start" Curriculum; and (3) Appendices, consisting of "Strong Start" Booster Lesson 1; "Strong Start" Booster Lesson 2; and recommended "Strong Start" Literature List.
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Creative Activities, Class Activities, Emotional Development, Emotional Intelligence, Social Adjustment, Social Development, Primary Education, Interpersonal Competence, Children, Adolescents, Lay People, Validity, Educational Improvement, Minicourses, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Program Effectiveness, Cost Effectiveness, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 2; Kindergarten; Primary Education
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