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In Focus Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum

What Makes In Focus Unique?

In Focus incorporates neuroscience into a powerful social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum. The structure and sequence of the lessons are built on the findings of extensive brain research and meet the most important needs of students’ brains. In Focus is brain-based, simple, consistent, and effective.

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In Focus Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum

What Makes In Focus Unique?

In Focus incorporates neuroscience into a powerful social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum. The structure and sequence of the lessons are built on the findings of extensive brain research and meet the most important needs of students’ brains. In Focus is brain-based, simple, consistent, and effective.

  • Daily lessons only require 10-15 minutes, easy to implement, and build on each other day after day.

  • Lessons meet the needs of all three levels of the brain:
    – brain stem – safety
    – limbic system – emotions and motivation
    – cortex – thinking

  • Background information is provided for each lesson, a script gives the teacher precise words to say as needed and can be paraphrased to suit the class or situation.

  • Many of the lessons tie into the development of reading, writing, 21st century STEM skills, and address underlying issues of trauma, bullying, violence, addictions, discrimination, and racism.

  • In Focus Online “At Home Activities” and “Student Reflections” support the activities in the classroom and build home connections between parents and children.

Purchase In Focus Books
  • Daily lessons only require 10-15 minutes, easy to implement, and build on each other day after day.

  • Lessons meet the needs of all three levels of the brain:
    – brain stem – safety
    – limbic system – emotions and motivation
    – cortex – thinking

  • Background information is provided for each lesson, a script gives the teacher precise words to say as needed and can be paraphrased to suit the class or situation.

  • Many of the lessons tie into the development of reading, writing, 21st century STEM skills, and address underlying issues of trauma, bullying, violence, addictions, discrimination, and racism.

  • In Focus Online “At Home Activities” and “Student Reflections” support the activities in the classroom and build home connections between parents and children.

Purchase In Focus Books
“Very easy plans that students loved to engage with and think about. The layout of the lessons are fabulous. The kiddos fully enjoyed the lessons and asked for them.”
“In Focus’ short and thoughtful lessons made it easy to meet the social and emotional needs of my students. The students looked forward to the lessons and learned a framework to help them self-soothe.”
“The In Focus book has opened up an entire new level of understanding for me in my career. The idea of social/emotional learning was not new to me, but I always understood it in the abstract. This book gave me and my students concrete tools to use and explained why and how they worked. Not only has it allowed me to work better with emotionally struggling students, it’s allowed me to better understand myself and my own reactions in the classroom and out. It is a vital tool in the 21st century classroom.”
“The kids LOVED sitting in a circle and “checking in.” They begged for “checking in” just a comment or two about how they were feeling at that moment and a short reason why if they knew.”
“Very easy plans that students loved to engage with and think about. The layout of the lessons are fabulous. The kiddos fully enjoyed the lessons and asked for them.”
“In Focus’ short and thoughtful lessons made it easy to meet the social and emotional needs of my students. The students looked forward to the lessons and learned a framework to help them self-soothe.”
“The In Focus book has opened up an entire new level of understanding for me in my career. The idea of social/emotional learning was not new to me, but I always understood it in the abstract. This book gave me and my students concrete tools to use and explained why and how they worked. Not only has it allowed me to work better with emotionally struggling students, it’s allowed me to better understand myself and my own reactions in the classroom and out. It is a vital tool in the 21st century classroom.”
“The kids LOVED sitting in a circle and “checking in.” They begged for “checking in” just a comment or two about how they were feeling at that moment and a short reason why if they knew.”

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