We know we have a problem when:
Many elementary school teachers report that they are spending between 35% and 75% of their time responding to student behavior problems and inattention, instead of teaching academic content. Too many children do not have the social skills to learn the academics that teachers are committed to teaching.
Social skills are the skills necessary to get along with others and form constructive relationships. Social and relationship skills significantly determine student success or failure in school and in life. When students know and use social and relationship skills, teachers can teach and students can learn. Whether in school, at home, on a job or in the community, social and relationship skills are a central part of daily living.
Project CLASS concentrates attention on a defined curriculum of essential foundational social and relationship skills. These core building block skills are the starting point for positive relationship development and are the elemental foundation for more complex skills development in the future.
With consistent implementation of the Project CLASS program, teachers can teach and students can learn!