Grades: K thru 2
Item Code: INFOK2


In Focus: Improving Social and Emotional Intelligence, One Day at a Time (Grades K-2)

By: Thomas McSheehy, MSW, LSW

In Focus is a one-of-a-kind curriculum guide currently being used in 45 school districts by 38,000 students across the United States. It contains a carefully sequenced series of 10 minute lessons, presented one per day, that address the root causes of violence, bullying, drug use, and disruptive behavior in the classroom.

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 was conducted at Eberhart Elementary (Chicago Public Schools) and Timberline K-8 (Longmont, CO) in 2016-17. Both schools are 90% low-income.RESEARCH SUMMARY

In Focus is filled with 10-15 minute daily lessons (for 36 weeks) to help students learn to successfully navigate the challenges, relationships, and experiences they encounter throughout their school years and later in life. This program will help your students to:

  • Improve their intellectual development and academic performance
  • Elevate their awareness, management and expression of feelings
  • Develop focusing and attention skills
  • Reduce bullying and impulsive behavior
  • Learn how to deal with conflict and stress
  • Elevate self-esteem and confidence
  • Strengthen social skills
  • Increase sensitivity and empathy
  • Build self-reflection and self-awareness skills
  • Develop problem-solving skills
  • Improve teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Increase social and emotional intelligence
ISBN: 9781932436495
Size: 8.5 x 11
Page Count: 176

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