ERIC Number: ED551188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec-21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
The Growing Need for Social, Emotional and Behavioral Skills Programs in Our Nation's Schools
West, Melanie L.
The needs of our students have drastically changed over the years and school districts are increasingly finding themselves in need of new programs and curricula to address the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of their students. Student achievement and readiness is impacted due to a lack of basic skills needed in the classroom. This paper proposes that a Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Skills Program either created by the school or purchased from an education reform company can lead to student positive self-esteem and self-confidence, which in turn helps to create a positive and healthy environment for the entire school. Two such programs are Positive Action and LifeSkills. Both programs have lessons and curriculum ready for schools to use on a grade level basis and can help students to prepare themselves for the classroom.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A