Unstuck and On Target for School-Based Professionals
Why Use Unstuck in Schools?
Unstuck provides ready-made small group lesson plans with companion parent materials in English and Spanish that build executive functions and help students regulate their thinking, feelings and behavior. It uses a strengths-based approach to improve social flexibility and readiness for learning, so it addresses academic needs and social-emotional learning standards. It creates calmer classrooms and better independent learners through a contagious common language of emotion regulation, flexibility, goal setting and planning.
Why are Executive
Executive Functions are a set of brain-based abilities that help us set goals, make plans, manage disappointment, and stay flexible in the face of unexpected events and unwanted demands. Executive Functions enable us to stick with challenges without getting overwhelmed. They drive social skills and are more important than IQ for predicting academic achievement, and long term happiness, employment and health.
“It explicitly teaches students executive function skills and strategies that are good for everyone- adults and kids the same.”
"These are life skills that you're teaching..."
"(Unstuck) worked great with many students who struggled emotionally."
"Unstuck and On Target teaches skills many students need in order to be successful in school."
"The skills that Unstuck and On Target teaches students are incredibly valuable. This curriculum works well with the school-wide behavior model."
"I saw a lot of growth in my students who struggle, not just ones identified with EF struggles, and it motivated my students who are high flyers. I altered the curriculum to be part of a whole class focus for 26 students. It worked well and paired easily with my behavior management system, Responsive Classroom."