We Have Choices: Self-Management for School Success Grades 4-6
Everything you need to teach your class self-management.
Everybody benefits when a student’s behavior improves. We Have Choices is an evidence-based, 9-week self-management skills curriculum for grades 4 through 6, including:
1. Video series for students on the fascinating brain science behind self-management
2. Trackers and posters for students to practice self-management
3. Easy-to-use teacher’s guide and lesson plans
Current research shows that impulse control and self-management skills have the greatest impact on academic outcomes. Like any skill, self-management can be taught. Supported by funding from the US Department of Education, this PBIS curriculum helps students develop a daily self-management routine that includes
Self-monitoring: teaches students how to be aware and teach themselves good behavior.
Self-recording: learning skills to record their behavior.
Self-evaluation: behavior evaluation based on pre-established criteria.
Self-reinforcement: learning how to reward themselves for achievement.
We Have Choices comes with a Teacher’s Guide/Lesson Plans book, a DVD of the video episodes, 30 My Daily Tracker student booklets and 8 colorful classroom posters. Students learn to apply self-management strategies to these critical classroom skills:
• Pay Attention • Focus on the Task • Ask For Help • Do Your Best Work • Get Along • Participate in Class • Manage Feelings • Follow Class Expectations
Weekly video lessons using the entertaining game show setting makes the instruction engaging for students. My Daily Tracker student booklets support self-management routines that are easily incorporated into regular classroom activities. Teaching self-management to students has big payoffs. Self-managers are ready to learn what educators have to teach.
Find more details on the student self-care trackers here.