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Student Success Skills
About This Resource
Student Success Skills is a skills promotion program that uses teaching practices and free-standing SEL lessons to support social and emotional learning. It is designed to be implemented in a regular class where the teacher or school counselor delivers five lessons that provide students with strategies for (1) setting goals, monitoring progress, and sharing success; (2) building a caring, supportive, and encouraging environment; (3) developing and practicing memory and cognitive skills; (4) calming anxiety and managing emotions; and (5) developing healthy optimism. Students are taught stress reduction techniques that include mindfulness strategies such as muscle relaxation. The dosage is one lesson per week, for five weeks, with three booster sessions, one for each of the following months. After completing the five lessons teachers are expected to cue and coach students to apply the appropriate skills and strategies during academic lessons throughout the year to master the curriculum and develop a healthy and supportive classroom climate.
In addition to the universal program, Student Success Skills offers a group counseling format for students who need additional support. The program also includes a four-session parent workshop that provides families with an overview of the skills and strategies their children are being taught as well as strategies to promote effective communication, problem-solving skills, and positive parenting.
Some materials are available in Spanish