ASSET’s Mission

ASSET equips teachers with stress-reducing, resilience-boosting tools to help their students thrive.

ASSET’s Values

“SEL is a team sport”

We know we don’t have all the answers, which is why we want as many teachers on our team as possible. From our student toolbox to our principal toolkit, many great aspects of our curriculum came from teachers’ feedback. We’re excited to grow our community and collaborate with as many teachers as possible because supporting a student’s social & emotional learning requires a team.

“We create the climate”

“I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate.” Haim Ginnott.

Ultimately, we set the tone for our classroom. It's in our purview to model the behavior and attitude we want our students to embody. That's why we believe in "walking the talk." For students to manage their stress, they need to see us managing our own. Self care is never selfish; it helps us be the best educators and assets to our students.

“Be in the arena”

In one of his most famous speeches, Theodore Roosevelt says, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles…The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood.” Student feedback will look different with a social & emotional curriculum. This work is internal. What looks like a student sleeping during a Mindful Body Scan may be her connecting to her breath. Stay the course and continue to show up even if you can’t decrypt your students’ reactions to the curriculum The only thing you can control is the fidelity of your implementation. Plant the seeds now for a better future for all of your students.

“Turn ideas into reality”

All teachers care about their students, and all teachers want to help their students’ social & emotional learning. At ASSET we took this passion and idea and turned it into a concrete curriculum. We provide everything you need to champion your students’ wellness in a nice, neat, ready-to-use package of  5-10-minute lessons that come with all the materials necessary for implementation.