|A Curriculum for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning: Grades 6-8.
Developed over three decades of implementation in a wide range of schools, this research-validated curriculum focuses on teaching students to be reflective, no impulsive, and responsible decision makers and problem solversâ€”while emphasizing essential literacy skills. It is ideal for classroom use and can be adapted for small-group settings. The program uses a variety of cooperative learning methods, including small-group brainstorming, problem-solving, and role-playing activities. Students learn skills such as self-control, listening, respectful communication, giving and receiving help, and working cooperatively and fairly in groups. The manual and accompanying CD include numerous reproducible worksheets. SDM/SPS influences student behavior, academic learning, and social and emotional life. It promotes a multicultural perspective by building group cohesion, acceptance of differences, and the ability to understand different points of view.
Subcategory: Kindergarten - Gr. 7
Author: Elias, Maurice J/ Butler, Linda Bruene