Lesson One’s Theory of Change:
Providing a Cultural Development Ecosystem to help teachers, administrators, and parents seamlessly integrate initiatives including PBIS, Restorative Justice, common core, STEAM, and RtI.
- Students’ GPAs and standardized test scores need improvement.
- Students lack social skills such as self-control, responsibility and resiliency.
- Students experience stress due to socio-economic conditions.
- Combination of direct-service to students and intensive teacher training.
- Utilization of experiential activities and discussion to teach social/emotional skills.
- Teach stress reduction techniques to both teachers and children.
- Train administrators to reinforce a positive school climate.
- Counsel parents/guardians to incorporate Lesson One at home.
- Students will internalize skills conducive to social, emotional and academic achievement.
- The intervention will provide a consistency and will be adopted as a school-wide practice within all classrooms.
- Students will remain focused on academic tasks and will calmly make transitions throughout the day.
- Consistent social-emotional learning language will be incorporated throughout the school.
- Social and emotional language will transfer from school to home and the community.
- The intervention will become internalized as a natural part of the school culture.
- GPAs, Standardized Test Scores, and AYP indictors will show improvement.
- The rate of office referrals, suspensions, and expulsions will decrease.
- Stress among both students and faculty will diminish.
- Students’ time on task will improve.
- The school will notice a reduction of verbal and physical altercations among students.
- The whole school’s climate and culture will experience significant improvement.
- Students will internalize healthy interpersonal skills conducive to successful community and societal citizenship.