A Culturally Responsive SEL Curriculum & Model That Gives Middle & High School Students the Tools to Thrive in and out of the Classroom.
The "Tumaini Way" Social and Emotional Learning comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum is designed to provide students in grades 6-12 with tools to positively impact their communities through social emotional awareness. The Tumaini Way is the first of its kind in that it is designed on the basis of mindfulness, brain-based learning, cognitive behavioral therapy theoretical models, and social justice which support the five core Collaborative for Social Emotional Learning (CASEL) competencies. We combine ongoing training, assessment, progress monitoring, and parent engagement to ensure student success.
Our curriculum cultivates engagement in the classroom and in students’ communities through interactive activities, visual presentations to accompany each lesson, shared learning group discussions in the form of a restorative circle process called “Circle Up”, and the development of prototypes for the solutions to social issues. Mindfulness exercises ("Mindful Moments") and journal reflections ("Think in Ink"), provide students with opportunities to explore their sense of awareness and development of CASEL's core Social and Emotional Learning competencies. These reflections help to inform students’ vision for addressing social issues in the communities and society through civic engagement. This approach is especially beneficial to students who have experienced intense trauma.
Our Curriculum and Model was Designed and Tested by Licensed Educators, Leaders in Youth Development, School Administrators & Mental Health Professionals Who Have Diverse Experience in the "Whole Child" Approach to Education. We have done the Work!