Initiative Description:The INSIGHTS program, which incorporated teacher and parent programs that included the 3 R’s: recognize, reframe, and respond; the 2 S’s: scaffold and stretch; and the 2 C’s: gain compliance and competence and: (1) enhancing empathy skills (understand temperaments that people have), (2) learning how to resolve dilemmas (learn self-regulation strategies), and (3) resolving real dilemmas (though problem-solving processes) resulted in reductions in disruptive behaviors and off-task behaviors.
Study Results: Reduced disruptive behavior.
Reference: McCormick, M. P., O’Connor, E. E., Cappella, E., & McClowry, S. G. (2015). Getting a good start in school: Effects of INSIGHTS on children with high maintenance temperaments. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 30, 128-139. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2014.10.006
Level of Evidence: Very Good