Students are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety.
In a case study conducted by the Denver Public Schools Imaginarium Innovation Lab, they found that 85% of students reported experiencing stress and/ or anxiety caused by school on a daily basis. Yet, over 90% agreed that their school does not help them cope. Most teachers - the people on the front lines of this epidemic - have not received training or gained the tools to help their students cope until now.
ASSET seeks to equip teachers with stress-reducing, resilience-boosting tools to help their students thrive.
We envision a national school system where students flourish and their potential is not compromised by debilitating school-related stress.
We’ve created a unique “by teachers, for teachers” stress-reduction curriculum called Becoming Your Own ASSET that can be implemented in any classroom.
This curriculum is composed of three modules: Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Positive Self-Talk. In each module there are several bite-sized social-emotional learning lessons that can be implemented at the beginning of an academic class, during a morning meeting, or before a test to mitigate stress. ASSET teachers have access to easy-to-follow scripts and corresponding presentations for each lesson, so there’s no extra work on their part to get started.
There are two ways to access the ASSET curriculum:
At just $50, ASSET is more affordable than most textbooks and includes ongoing access to:
32 plug-and-play lesson plans
32 corresponding presentations in Google Slides format
All updates, including new tools
Supporting worksheets + materials
ASSET’s growing Professional Development Digital Library
ASSET’s Recommended Implementation Schedule
Exclusive Monthly Newsletter of Tips & Tricks
Access to a supportive, private community of educators on Facebook
When partnered with your school, ASSET facilitates professional development workshops. In these workshops, educators learn about the philosophy and structure of the curriculum, experience and role-play tools, anticipate and troubleshoot issues, and plan their curriculum implementations. These sessions are great for educators who want to:
Deepen their understanding of student stress
Develop Mindfulness & Positive Psychology skills
Design their implementations with the ASSET team
Create a school-wide culture of resilience