Teach social-emotional competence to children Grads K–2 with the NEW edition of the Strong Start—Grades K–2 curriculum! Part of the Strong Kids™ series, Strong Start is the fun, easy way to help children develop the social-emotional skills they need to build a strong foundation for school success. Developed by a team of educational and mental health experts, this evidence-based, age-appropriate curriculum is
- Low cost and low tech
- Proven to help increase children's knowledge of healthy behavior
- Easy to implement with no training required
- Brief enough to use with any program
Through engaging classroom activities, children learn about emotions and the social-emotional skills they'll use for the rest of their lives: managing anger, reducing stress, solving interpersonal problems, and more. This scientifically based curriculum runs for 10 weeks, and lessons are easy to fit into your existing schedule. Partially scripted lessons, handouts, and worksheets are included—all photocopiable and available as downloads—so you have everything you need to implement the program with little added cost or preparation.
Learn more about the Strong Kids series.
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About the Author
Sara A. Whitcomb, Ph.D., is currently Associate Professor in the School Psychology program in the Department of Student Development at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She teaches courses pertaining to developmental psychopathology, psychology in the classroom, behavioral assessment, and school-based consultation. Dr. Whitcomb works with several school districts on their implementation of School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support, and her current research efforts include investigation of quality implementation features and consultation related to school-based behavioral and social-emotional learning efforts. She has co-authored several articles, the fourth edition of a textbook entitled, Behavioral, Social, and Emotional Assessment for Children and Adolescents, and she has previously held positions as a special education and general education teacher in grades K–8.
Danielle M. Parisi, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist with Amplify, an educational technology company. She is a school psychologist whose work emphasizes prevention and early intervention for improving academic and social outcomes for students. She conducts research and provides professional development in the areas of Response to Intervention/Multi-tiered Systems of support, evidence-based instructional practices, and data-based decision making.
Hill M. Walker Ph.D. is Director of Center on Human Development, College of Education, University of Oregon
Table of Contents
About the Authors
Foreword Hill M. Walker
Chapter 1 About Strong Start
Chapter 2 Implementation Guidelines and Lesson Structure
Chapter 3 Overview of the Lessons
Chapter 4 What's New: Updates to Strong Start—Grades K–2 and Strong Start
Lesson 1 The Feelings Exercise Group
Lesson 2 Understanding Your Feelings 1
Lesson 3 Understanding Your Feelings 2
Lesson 4 Understanding Other People's Feelings
Lesson 5 When You're Angry
Lesson 6 When You're Happy
Lesson 7 When You're Worried
Lesson 8 Being a Good Friend
Lesson 9 Solving People Problems
Lesson 10 Finishing UP!
Appendix A Strong Start Booster Lesson 1
Appendix B Strong Start Booster Lesson 2
Appendix C Recommended Strong Start—Grades K–2 Literature List