Teaching Heart Institute brings SEL into the classroom through curriculum, trainings, and online classes. SEL can have a profound effect on mental health, trauma, stress, equity, and academic performance.
The classroom is one of the most powerful places to develop mental health through social emotional learning and neuroscience. SEL teaches students how to manage their emotions, control their impulses, calm themselves, focus their attention, solve conflicts, work together, and succeed academically.
As the pressures increase in children’s and teenagers’ lives, so does their stress level. Developing students’ social emotional intelligence will help them learn skills to effectively deal with stress in healthy ways.
Schools using In Focus have reported:
- 82% reduction in fighting
- 67% reduction in harassment and offensive language
- 54% reduction in behavior referrals to the office
- 33% reduction in bullying
- 55% increase in attendance
*Evidence-based research conducted at Eberhart Elementary (Chicago Public Schools) and Timberline K-8 (Longmont, CO) in 2016-17. Both schools are 90% low-income.