Educational or Curriculum

Talking with TJ

Initiative Description: video-based social-emotional learning curriculum adapted for urban low SES environments – 43 lessons or activities divided into five thematic units delivered once or twice a week, classroom posters displayed thematic slogans and teamwork tips, and teachers were encouraged to reinforce lessons throughout the week in curriculum and daily classroom management techniques

Study Results: Students with a higher dosage of the program showed significantly smaller drops in GPA across transition than did students in lower dosage classrooms.

Reference: Rosenblatt, J. L., & Elias, M. J. (2008). Dosage effects of a preventive social-emotional learning intervention on achievement loss associated with middle school transition. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 29(6), 535-555. doi:10.1007/s10935008-0153-9

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good