The Curriculum

The Empower Program is structured into three modules (described below) for flexible implementation based on the needs of any program, school or individual. Each module contains professional development workshops, teacher resources, and classroom plans that address a specific piece of the behavioral pie.

3 MODULES

Environment

The Problem:

Educators feel unprepared when students act out. Students feel frustrated when they need support but don't use appropriate ways to get that support.

The Strategy:

Learn ways to build trust with student, engage in positive verbal redirection, utilize prompts that lead to problem-solving, have resources that support students like pre-made templates and forms. 

                   

The Tools:

  • Positive Redirection Strategies

  • Executive Questioning Prompts 

  • Solution Sheets

  • The Rebuilding Area

Ability

The Problem:

Educators feel unprepared to teach social-emotional learning (SEL) skills. Students feel frustrated when they don't know what to do (instead of acting out).

The Strategy:

Use easy-to-follow lesson plans to teach social-emotional learning (SEL) skills to students,

learn prompts to promote the use of those SEL skills throughout the day, follow-up with engaging activities where students practice using SEL skills 

                   

The Tools:

  • Common Language Prompts

  • SEL Lesson Plans

  • Social Skills Posters & Student Skill Cards

  • Follow-Up Activities 

Motivation

The Problem:

Educators feel unprepared to track student behavioral progress. Students feel frustrated when they are unable to make or see their progress. 

The Strategy:

Have clear behavioral tracking methods, learn simple yet universal accommodations, use visual and interactive ways to include students in their own behavioral progress. 

                   

The Tools:

  • Simple Tracking Templates

  • Whole Class Visual Progress Monitoring 

  • Basic Guide for Universal Accommodations