Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum Evidence

Evidence-based programming

Empowering Education has partnered with the Center for Practice Engaged Education Research (C-PEER) at the University of Colorado Denver and third-party evaluators to obtain the highest standard of program evaluation available. Our lessons draw from existing peer-reviewed evidence to inform best practices and include pre and post assessments for your school or classroom.

Our previous third-party evaluations reveal statistically significant increases in measures of Persistence, Self-Control, and Social Competence.

See What Our Members Say

“I love the program! I teach in a behavior program and I find that the lessons are easy to
teach and meaningful to students. I love the extra resources as well! It is very concise and I love the way things are worded.”


Behavior Program Teacher

“At the beginning of the year my students would not engage in SEL time. They were really
resistant – now they ask for it!”


8th Grade Teacher

“The 3rd  grade teacher is doing a fantastic job incorporating the lessons throughout the day, and kids you would not have expected it from are independently requesting / utilizing mindful minutes and making I-statements.”


School Psychologist

“It has been very positive for the students especially with all the hands on activities, the
readings, and the drawing of pictures. The students are getting really good at making
connections both at school and outside of school by using what they are learning in the SEL

Ms. Murphy

PE Teacher

“Since we have started using Empowering Minds my classroom is a much more peaceful place. The students have learned the tools to solve problems on their own without staff help. The whole social emotional piece of learning in the classroom is something that has been missing, and I feel that Empowering Minds has really changed that by helping increase student learning, engagement, and behaviors.”

Ms. Betts

1st Grade Teacher

“I ran a tremendous lesson with the girls from my class today covering the cognitive triad.
They loved it, especially the role-playing cards. When they reflected on re-framing their own negative automatic thoughts (NATs), they were honest and real about their struggling thoughts. It was a very effective and applicable lesson.”

Mr. Muller

5th Grade Teacher

CASEL Core Competencies

Every lesson in Empowering Education’s curriculum supports one or more of CASEL’s Five Core Competencies. CASEL-approved research informs our program development.

Evaluated, Iterated, and Teacher-Tested

Effectiveness of the Empowering Education Curriculum

We conduct program evaluations and partner with third-party and university researchers to measure the impact of our program, understand what makes for great implementation, and identify what to improve .

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