SEL Program embraces Positive Action
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Elementary School in Kempton, IL embraces PA as their Tier 1 SEL Program

"Positive Action is making a difference at Tri-Point Lower Elementary!" says Kim Hughes, a Positive Action team leader at Tri-Point Elementary in Kempton, IL.

Schools in Livingston County, Illinois, are stepping up to the challenge of promoting children's social, emotional, and behavioral development, according to Anna M. Hickey, Ph.D., Tier 1 SEL facilitator for the district. Supported by a grant from the Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation, many schools throughout the county are beginning to implement a multi-tiered model of social-emotional service delivery. At the forefront of these efforts is the use of Positive Action as a universal Tier 1 curriculum. Tri-Point Elementary is one of those schools.

"Tri-Point teachers have embraced the Positive Action program and are seeing improvement in their students' overall behavior," said Hughes. With three lessons a week and a Positive Action assembly held at the beginning of each unit, students are learning the crucial skills to help them succeed in school and in life. "The students are using this powerful program to learn about self-concept and positive choices."

Tri-Point is also taking advantage of the opportunities Positive Action provides to reach beyond the doors of the school and engage families. "Our Positive Action News is sent home at the beginning of every unit to keep the parents involved in the concepts that are being taught at school. It also gives parents information on how to incorporate Positive Action skills into home life and how to reinforce the skills being taught," said Hughes.

"Be Respectful! Be Responsible! Be Safe! That is the Tri-Point Way!" You will see this and other key concepts Hughes concludes.