SELF curriculum (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, responsible decision making, relationship management).
Initiative Description: 5 units of 3 lessons first introduced with a storybook that a teacher could read in one lesson, followed by a second lesson with a re-reading of the storybook, and a third lesson focused on application of social-emotional concepts through a variety of activities.
Study Results: Reduced internalizing behaviors and increased competence.
Reference: Daunic, A., Corbett, N., Smith, S., Barnes, T., Santiago-Poventud, L., Chalfant, P., . . . Gleaton, J. (2013). Brief report: integrating social-emotional learning with literacy instruction: an intervention for children at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders. Behavioral Disorders, 39(1), 43-51.
Level of Evidence: Very Good