To support institutions of learning create places of thriving, growth, peace and synergy by
empowering individuals to navigate their inner-spaces (i.e., feelings , thoughts and goals).
Here are 3 SEL-general and specific program outcomes.
and Mental Health
The Astronauts assesses student mental health measures using scales like BYI-2 (anger, anxiety, depression, disruptive behavior, and self-concept), and strength-based scales before and after the program. Notably, among other improvements, of the 66 high school students who participated in a 2018 internal study at measuring against control classes, Astronauts students showed a 3.6 times greater reduction in anger levels. In a 2017-18 sample, 126 out of 140 student reported increased focus, energy and displayed improved emotional intelligence strengths after Astronauts program implementations.
SEL Improves Academics
When students feel safe and secure, not stressed and anxious, the parts of their brain responsible for executive functioning are most active. In a 2011 meta-analysis of over 271,000 students, SEL Programs showed increases to API by 11 percentile points (Durlak et al., 2011). The Astronauts uses evidence-based strategies presented in these programs to deliver high quality programs.
Decreased Teacher Burnout
SEL keeps the fire alive for teachers.
Even for a passionate and dedicated teacher, burnout can mean the end of a career. Burnout is a costly systemic symptom of an struggling school climate. The Astronauts SEL program measures teacher burnout before and after program implementation to assess its impact on teacher wellbeing, and as a consequence improving the quality of education for students.
When EQ (emotional intelligence) goes Viral.
Impact data derived from self-reported evaluations of program.
91% of teachers
participating in 2018-19 Astronauts Professional Development said sessions were "engaging and highly impactful" (N = 342)
times lower anger-levels by students who participated in 6-week Astronauts programs as compared to control classes.
(Beck Youth Inventory-2, p=0.04, N=66)
World Economic Forum
Jack Ma, Alibaba
The time has come, Ma says, for us to embrace 21st century skills like creativity, art, music, teamwork, and caring for each other.
"Soft skills" are not so soft anymore.
“To succeed in today’s workplace, young people need more than basic reading and math skills. They need substantial content knowledge and information technology skills; advanced thinking skills; flexibility to adapt to change; and interpersonal skills to succeed in multicultural, cross functional teams.”
Princeton, New Jersey, USA