The In Focus curriculum facilitates the development of classroom and school procedures and cultures by deliberately teaching the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that improve student’s ability to develop well-being strategies.
Utilizing multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), the curriculum is designed to be taught through Tier 1 instruction by classroom teachers and supported through Tier 2 and 3 interventions for students needing additional, targeted support. Incorporating multi-tiered systems of support ensures that students master the skills needed to be their best selves and do their best work.
The competencies associated with the In Focus well-being framework include physical, social, emotional, mental, and academic. School policies, processes, practices built around well-being competencies reinforce a school community in which educators and students can thrive.
Additionally, the In Focus curriculum supports the student mastery questions associated with Professional Learning Communities. Applied to behavior we ask?
- What behaviors do we want all students to know and be able to do?
- How will we know if they are demonstrating these behaviors?
- How will we respond when some students do not demonstrate behaviors?
- How will we extend the learning for all students who are already proficient?
Incorporating Positive Behavioral Interventions and supports (PBIS) provides a systematic, positive approach to school-wide behavior. Through these supports we teach, intervene, and celebrate student acquisition of well-being knowledge, skills, and dispositions throughout all instructional and physical spaces in our classrooms and schools.