Hope-Based Integrated EI Program Improves Learning Capacity For K-12 Students

Apr 19, 2023

In response to recent and continued studies that show the direct effect emotional intelligence has on positive life outcomes, Hope Rising has developed an integrated hope-certified emotional intelligence curriculum for K-12 classrooms.

Hope-Based Integrated EI Program Improves Learning Capacity For K-12 Students

The term "emotional intelligence" has been popping up a lot lately. As educators, we know the huge difference emotional intelligence can make in a classroom. When students are able to manage their emotions and maintain a positive mindset, their learning capacity inevitably increases.

Of course, we want to give our students all the tools they need to succeed, but it can be difficult to know how to approach emotional intelligence learning without a dedicated program.

Hope Rising has created the world's first hope-certified emotional intelligence curriculum for K-12 classrooms, so you can get the structural support you need to help your students thrive.

Want to learn more? Just go to https://hoperisingedu.com/the-science-of-hope/

✦ The Science of Hope ✦

Hope Rising operates with this specific definition of hope: "hope is the belief that tomorrow will be better than today, and that you have the power to make it so." Scientific research on the power of hope has revealed that students with higher hope scores have better grades, attendance, and graduation rates, says the organization.

Hope Rising's EI curriculum has also proven that classrooms with more hopeful students see lower dropout rates, less truancy, and decreased rates of chronic absenteeism, even when controlling for socio-economic status.

✦ Why "My Best Me"? ✦

Hope Rising's award-winning hope-based EI curriculum, "My Best Me", teaches your students how to regulate their emotions and stress, by practicing positive thinking and goal-setting. In this program, students learn how to set a goal, create a pathway to that goal, and build the necessary willpower to achieve that goal.

This method is then reiterated in each of the five sections in "My Best Me", which focus on identity and relationships, mental, physical, and emotional health maintenance, the importance of community, the physical environment, and economics.

"My Best Me" integrates the science of hope into its unique goal-setting and achieving method, which your students will practice through interactive assignments that continue to deepen and grow more challenging as the course unfolds.

Hope Rising offers educators and school programs "My Best Me" packs for each grade, which contain age-appropriate student workbooks and editable worksheets. These classroom packs also feature teacher guides, online teacher training and support, and family engagement activity pages to provide you with assistance as you involve your students' family members in their emotional intelligence learning.

"My Best Me" offers fully-structured lessons that are non-sequential, so you can incorporate them into your primary curriculum as you see fit.

Hope Rising also offers a suite of educational articles through its original blog series on the website. Here, you can learn more about the benefits of emotional intelligence learning or the potential effects of adverse childhood experiences. This informative blog series also covers more specific issues such as advice for talking to children about school shootings, work/life balance as an educator, ways to incorporate multimedia in the classroom, and much more.

Want to learn more and preview a sample of Hope Rising's "My Best Me" curriculum? To get started, visit https://hoperisingedu.com/the-science-of-hope/

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