In view of the growing prevalence of mental health issues in young students, the company intends to teach middle schoolers skills for overcoming adversity and maintaining emotional well-being with its newly announced curriculum. The curriculum, called “My Best Me”, is the first hope-certified emotional intelligence program in the world.
Interested parties can learn more at https://info.hoperisingedu.com/emotional-intelligence/curriculumsample
With its latest announcement, Hope Rising offers Arizona educators a structured way to approach personal development issues in the classroom that has been proven to improve overall academic performance.”My Best Me” has been designed to deliver emotional intelligence competencies through five core concepts, namely identity, health, community, environment, and economics.
As reported by the CDC, nearly 40% of children between the ages of 12-17 experienced persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness in 2018-2019. With the added isolation and anxiety caused by the pandemic quarantine measures, this rate likely increased further, as levels of depression more than tripled in the general population. For middle schoolers in particular, socializing is highly important, because the neural pathways concerned with social connections become markedly more active during puberty.
As such, “My Best Me” lesson plans teach students how to create personal goals and realistic action plans to achieve those goals in order to foster hope within themselves. A major part of the curriculum revolves around building willpower and personal accountability. By doing this, Hope Rising intends to teach students how to overcome adversity and focus on positive outcomes, using hope as a motivation for action.
Schools that have utilized “My Best Me” have reported their students having higher graduation rates and better grades. This program has also been reported to decrease suspension rates by 68%, lower dropout rates by 81%, and lead to a 44% lower occurrence of chronic absenteeism.
About Hope Rising
Having developed an award-winning hope-certified curriculum, “My Best Me”, the company focuses on promoting emotional intelligence education in Pre-K-12 classrooms. Collectively, Hope Rising’s advisory board members have decades worth of professional experience in education and social work. The team uses scientific studies and research to structure and evolve its curriculum.
“Teachers, counselors, and administrators are asking for strategies to better support students exposed to high levels of stress and trauma,” says one spokesperson for the company. “It is essential to equip teachers with the proper tools to mitigate the trauma and help their students thrive.”
Interested parties can learn more and preview Hope Rising’s sample lessons by visiting https://hoperisingedu.com/
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