Screen Shot 2017-05-30 at 11.47.31 AM.png
Screen Shot 2017-05-30 at 11.51.21 AM.png
untitled-4681.jpg
Screen Shot 2017-05-30 at 11.47.31 AM.png

Welcome


SCROLL DOWN

Welcome


 

OUR MISSION

At ASSET Education, we equip teachers with the tools to help their student mitigate anxiety and build resilience in order to uncap students' potential and improve learning. 

OUR VISION

We envision school systems nationwide in which students flourish and their potential and ability to learn are not compromised by debilitating school-related stress.

 
Screen Shot 2017-05-30 at 11.51.21 AM.png

What We Do


Social Emotional Learning Curriculum & Professional Development

 

What We Do


Social Emotional Learning Curriculum & Professional Development

 

ASSET Education is a nonprofit organization that trains and equips teachers with stress and anxiety-mitigation tools for their classrooms. It is a curriculum  built by teachers for teachers. ASSET’s curriculum is made up of bite-sized social-emotional lesson plans that teachers implement in academic classes. In each ASSET lesson, students either learn the “why” behind the tools or experience these tools. Throughout the curriculum, students reflect on which tools work best for them and build their own custom toolbox of ASSET tools they can use outside of the classroom.

 

ASSET is a successful curriculum because its founder, Tessa Zimmerman, understands what it’s like to grow up with severe anxiety. Tessa was able to overcome her anxiety because her high school implemented stress-relieving tools in academic classes. For her thesis, she wanted to make these tools accessible to classrooms everywhere. In 2016, ASSET entered its first academic class and quickly earned recognition for its success. She teamed up with Brent Modak, the first teacher to pilot ASSET, to formalize the curriculum and expand into more high schools. After winning the Denver Public Schools Imaginarium Innovation Lab Design Challenge and having immense success with local Denver high schools, ASSET is growing its reach to high schools across the country, ultimately making these tools accessible to every student.

What’s Included In The Curriculum:

2 Primer Lessons

10 Mindfulness Lessons

7 Positive Psychology Lessons

7 Positive Self-Talk Lessons

6 Optional Lessons

….Totaling 32 Lessons

untitled-4681.jpg

Our Impact


Our Impact


ASSET is the only thing I’ve ever learned about how to manage stress. It’s not really talked about during the day to day [in school]. The only thing I hear [when I get stressed] is, “Study and you’ll be fine” but I haven’t had any strategies to help with stress other than just study….I am so appreciative of Tessa’s program and having experienced the ASSET’s tools.
— Student, Denver, CO
Most of our kids have never been taught how to monitor/reset/manage their behaviors when faced with a difficult situation and ASSET addresses this issue. ASSET also helps kids “reset” in the middle of a stressful task- a test, a difficult conversation, etc. By learning how to mitigate their emotions, feelings, stressors, etc., they can reenter the situation with a clearer head.
— Beth Lakin, Teacher, North High School, Denver, CO