Arizona Hope-Certified Public School Curriculum To Reduce Student Stress Launch

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Hope Rising has announced its hope-certified emotional intelligence curriculum, “My Best Me”, to help reduce Arizona public school students’ stress levels for improved learning capacity.

By announcing its new EI curriculum, the organization intends to provide public school educators with a structured method for teaching students how to effectively manage their stress and emotions. “My Best Me” is a comprehensive program that provides students with the practical skills they need to overcome the negative effects of stress and optimize their learning capacity.

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This newly announced program gives public school educators age and grade-appropriate assignments for teaching students essential psycho-social skills. “My Best Me” is highly interactive in design, featuring multimedia-filled lessons that bolster students’ collaboration, engagement, open communication, and participation in the classroom and beyond.

Recent studies show that at least 45% of United States public school students report feeling a consistently high level of stress. Stress can cause students to act out in a variety of ways, including creating class disruptions and conflicts with other students. Stress and anxiety also inhibit students’ ability to focus, which affects test scores, reading comprehension, and overall academic performance.

One of the five core concepts in the “My Best Me” program focuses on teaching students how to maintain their own physical, mental, and emotional health. In this part of the curriculum, students learn how to form healthy habits to mitigate their stress and focus on positive thinking. Another of the curriculum’s five core concepts teaches students how to understand their own identity and their role in relationships and the world around them. These practices have proven to lessen students’ stress by encouraging ordered thinking and emotion management.

About Hope Rising

As an emotional intelligence curriculum developer, Hope Rising relies on scientific research that explores the power hope has in improving students’ lives. The company received a 2020 Guidestar Gold Seal of Transparency for its dedication to inclusivity, equity, and diversity, as well as open and honest communication. On its website, Hope Rising offers samples of its curriculum, “My Best Me”, as well as a variety of original, educational blog posts.

“Having hope — which can be learned — has proven to reduce the negative impact of toxic stress and build resilience against adverse childhood experiences,” said one spokesperson for the company. “The program creates a superior learning environment allowing teachers to prioritize district goals and student needs.”

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