For Arizona educators, this curriculum update provides an opportunity to teach their students psycho-social skills that are proven to enhance academic performance and increase resilience in children. The curriculum, called “My Best Me,” is a comprehensive hope-certified emotional intelligence program and is the first of its kind.
Interested parties can learn more at https://hoperisingedu.com/
With its expanded curriculum, Hope Rising offers educators an award-winning curriculum they can implement in one-hour blocks each week, or tailor to fit their classroom schedule. The lessons in “My Best Me” are not sequential, which allows teachers to organize them to match lessons in their main curriculum, or pair appropriate lessons with current or school events.
While emotional intelligence is not a subject traditionally taught in school, 93% of teachers say it is important. Emotional intelligence is the process individuals use to make responsible decisions, feel and express empathy for others, build healthy relationships, make and accomplish positive goals, and interpret and manage emotions. Schools that have implemented EI programs are reporting improved graduation rates, a larger number of students attaining secondary education, and a reduction in bullying and negative behavior.
Hope Rising’s “My Best Me” curriculum helps educators increase their students’ emotional intelligence by focusing on their identity and health, and their relationship to the community, the environment, and economics. As the program unfolds, educators work with their students to help them achieve a greater level of goal setting and design pathways to those goals. “My Best Me” also gives educators a structured method for teaching students how to be empathic and build and maintain strong relationships in and out of the classroom.
About Hope Rising
Hope Rising is an EI curriculum developer that uses leading scientific research and measurable results to create and adapt its hope-certified emotional intelligence curriculum, “My Best Me.” The organization strives to support educators to teach Pre-K-12 students psycho-social skills for adaptive and positive behavior that improve the academic environment.
Hope Rising operates from these five core values: honesty and integrity, commitment to excellence, ability to adapt and adjust, dedication to core focus, and passion.
“The science of hope has proven that children with higher hope scores have better grades, attendance, and graduation rates,” said one spokesperson for the company. “Hopeful children are more engaged academically and perform better. Teachers with hope are better at implementing strategies to reduce burnout and stress, increasing their ability to thrive in and out of the classroom.”
Interested parties can learn more and preview Hope Rising’s curriculum by visiting https://hoperisingedu.com/
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