The WorryWoo Developing Social And Emotional Intelligence










Emotional Intelligence is broadly defined as being able to recognize, understand and manage our feelings. Emotional intelligence is just as important as a child’s academic ability. Being able to recognize and embrace emotions, as well as having parents, teachers and educators who can guide our children in all phases of educational growth is an essential part

of a child’s emotional development. The objective of The WorryWoo Developing Emotional Intelligence Program (WWDEI) is to introduce social and emotional learning (SEL) as an essential part of a school’s Literacy & Arts curriculum in order to:


• Build empathy

• Create positive emotional understanding

• Improve emotional intelligence

• Develop a healthy social environment for the students


The program goals will be accomplished by including lessons plans on emotions, relationships, and social- emotional skills. These will be adapted to language arts, visual arts and performing arts classrooms in conjunction with Common Core standards to create a cross-curriculum platform. pre and post-testing is available upon request. Final student assessment includes 1) teacher determined criteria and 2) the individual creation of a character and book that demonstrates an understanding of the social/emotional principles the students have learned.


Evidence- Based:

After 10 weeks using the WorryWoo DEI program, the teachers found that students were

better able to manage their emotions. Specifically, the results indicated that teachers observed

a significant positive impact on the students regarding:

- recognition of basic and complex emotions (ACADEMIC))

- attitude toward themselves and others (SOCIAL)

- ability to control their emotions (CONDUCT)

- understanding the feelings of others (SOCIAL)

- empathy (CONDUCT /SOCIAL))

- emotional awareness (EMOTIONAL)

- reduced feelings of “feeling like a failure. (EMOTIONAL)

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Program Foundation:
The WorryWoo Program is based on several pedagogical philosophies adapted from Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligence (Harvard:1983.) and the five CASEL competencies. Together they form the foundation for an engaging curriculum which subtly encompasses a UDL approach. Lesson Plans are presented in an inviting, grade appropriate manner relating themes in Literacy and the Arts with activities that reflect attention to developing critical thinking skills.







*All images and information are not endorsements from any specific school.

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