The Sunshine Secret®
(Pre-K – 1st grade)
The Sunshine Secret interactive e-learning program is scientifically validated and designed for today’s computer and pad-based educational environments.
It engages young learners’ minds and attention with a variety interactive support activities and is suitable for a few students or a large classroom. Sunshine Secret teaches children to recognize, express and self-regulate their emotions and behavior with a delightful story and characters, fun songs and activities that build a solid emotional foundation, healthy relationships and self-esteem.
Scientific research shows the life skills the Sunshine Secret teaches are essential for achieving success in school, work and life. Key among these is self-control, a skill that is central to effective decision-making and leadership as children go through adolescence.
Smart Brain Wise Heart™ (Grades 4 -10)
Smart Brain Wise Heart™ is is both an online and classroom facilitated social and emotional learning program. Students learn at their own pace while instructors reinforce key self-regulation skills in the classroom.
At the heart of SBWH are short and engaging whiteboard animation videos that present key ideas and practices in important social and emotional learning competencies. With abundant support from a variety of enrichment activities, instructors will be able to choose the type of course lessons that best address the diverse needs of the students they serve.
Different strands of instruction deepen the learning experience, including review and discussion, activity worksheets, illustrated articles, practice opportunities, project-based action assignments, learning-based scenario videos and assessments. With the online 24-question pre- and post-Student Opinion Survey to gauge student progress, educators can statistically evaluate the program’s effectiveness.
The Inside Story Classroom Program (Grades 8-12+)
For Health Education, Psychology Classes and Counseling
The Inside Story – Understanding the Power of Feelings booklet is full of vital information related to healthy behavior and physiological and psychological well-being in upper middle school, high school and college students.
Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience and emotional physiology, this engaging and visually pleasing text helps students understand the interplay between their bodies, emotions, attitudes and performance. The booklet, which supports many of the national standards for health education and psychology classes, guides students through key ideas that promote healthy awareness and behavior.
The program includes a series of reflective activities and a stress-management (self-regulation) tool called Freeze-Frame®, which has been demonstrated to reduce emotional turmoil, anger, hostility and depression.
- Stress, Coping and Health – identifies how stress reactions hinder our effectiveness and proposes alternatives that lead to a healthier life.
- Biological Bases of Behavior – addresses how the brain processes information and how the body adapts to the demands of its environment.
- Sensation and Perception – examines how the brain makes meaning out of the physical sensations generated by the environment.
- Motivation and Emotion – examines the drives and needs that direct behavior, including sex, thirst, hunger and social needs, as well as the range of human emotions.
Classroom Program includes:
- Teacher’s Guide CD-ROM, clear instructions for each lesson
- 30 Inside StoryBooklets