According to a quasi experimental study completed by MBZ Labs
decrease in school-wide incident reports
decrease in incident reports for ELL
decrease in suspensions for ELL
decrease in incident reports for SPED
decrease in suspensions for SPED
Move This World Strengthens Schools and Communities with
Social Emotional Learning for All Ages
Move This World provides social emotional learning (SEL) training with the use of interactive videos, movement, and creative expression to help students, educators, and families develop emotional intelligence skills for long-term wellbeing. Schools implement Move This World’s SEL curriculum seamlessly into their day with short evidence-based videos that introduce a common language and methods for expressing emotion. Move This World’s SEL programs lead to deeper self-awareness, stronger relationships, effective communication, and a culture of safety and support.
Developed with educators in alignment with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), Move This World SEL training is specially designed to meet you and your students where you are now, and support your needs.
Our extensive digital library of evidence-based videos address each developmental level with age-appropriate concepts that build sequentially over the course of a year. Videos are self-contained so that no additional preparation time is required, and teachers keep their valuable instruction time and family members need no prior SEL training. As skills grow, the stress in the classroom (and the living room) dissolves, student engagement increases and academic achievement improves.
When a school commits to Move This World’s SEL training, that school becomes a safe and positive learning environment. When an entire school district adopts our SEL curriculum, the impact extends beyond the classroom and into the community. When each family adopts the SEL program, authentic partnerships between home and school are built. Children who develop social emotional learning skills become adults who are well equipped to navigate the complex and rapidly changing realities of life. How will your students grow up to Move This World?
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Eastside Elementary School
I recently overheard a conversation between two students outside of my office, as I was preparing to meet with each of them for disciplinary reasons. As I listened, I heard them first speaking about the reasons each of them had been sent to see me, and then discussing how they could have prevented themselves from making the mistakes they did. One student brought up two of his favorite emotional management strategies, highlighting the ways they help him when he is angry.
- Marisa Rissling , Principal
Eastside Unified School District
Our middle school has transitioned to a place that is calming. The environment during the first year of MTW was rife with loud disagreements and physical altercations. Emotions were running high throughout the school yard. Now, the interactions between students [as well as between] students and adults have become more social, and being on campus has regained joy.
- James Norris , Teacher
Oquirrh Elementary School
I cannot count how many times during group and individual sessions a child would use MTW vernacular to describe what they did to manage themselves during a difficult moment!
- Vicki Robinson , Counselor
I think that every school needs a SEL program. Similar to how every school has a standards aligned curriculum, schools need an SEL program to expand on skills and build commonality.
- Caitlin Riojas , Social Worker
Rolling Hills Engineering Academy
Move This World has given our school a common language. Staff and students begin the first moments of the morning by slowing down and connecting, allowing them to be fueled for the challenges of the day.
- Cherish Pipkins , Principal
Lancaster High School
SEL is at the heart of what we do as educators. We are in the people business, so it is essential that we help our students to not just learn academics, but also the necessary skills to be successful in the world.
- Dr. Tonia Howard , Chief of Leadership Development and Special Programs
North Augusta Elementary School
Teaching social and emotional skills is just as important as academics to help each child be the best they can be. I am finding more and more as my teaching years increase, that many children can not handle or label their emotions correctly. As early educators, we need to teach these skills in order for the children to be in control of their emotions so that they can better handle the academic load school puts on them.
- Jackie Kowalchuk , Teacher
Napier Elementary School
Soon after the program was implemented, we began to see our students adapt. The program gave students the language and tools needed to deal with their challenges, while managing their emotional experiences.
- Dr. Lawless-Mitchell , Principal
MNPS, Stanford Montessori Elementary School
Education is shifting, at a fast pace, as the demands and responsibilities of younger students continue to increase, and technology continues to change what human interaction looks, feels, and sounds like.
- Sarah Blanchard , Teacher
Belle Plaine High School
Our students love doing the Shake Off, but they also just love the breathing pieces and so do our staff. I think that's probably something they've enjoyed the most. I'll hear comments from staff like oh, I just feel so much better. So that's amazing.
- Mindy Chevalier , Principal
Belle Plaine High School
We are PBIS district, so doing that ground work and creating a positive school culture and climate really made a huge impact on how successful we were in our implementation of Move This World. I really believe that they go hand in hand and support one another very well, allowing us to take it those steps further as far as the common language. We providee the posters and the different terminology with our full time therapist as well, so that she could use it with students and sessions. too.
- Amie Hohenstein , Student Support Specialist
Belle Plaine High School
Every student deserves the opportunity to learn, utilize and strengthen their social and emotional skills. These are life long skills that will not only improve one’s overall emotional well being but will allow you to support others around you as well.
- Amie Hohenstein , Student Support Specialist
I often tell students that even if you’re the smartest person in the room, if you can’t work well with others and navigate through challenging situations, your knowledge and other skills won’t be used to their full potential. SEL skills are so important for our young people in becoming happy, successful and contributing members of our community.
- Sarah Gaw , SEL Coordinator
Alanson Public Schools
Over the years, as an administrator and past teacher, I have seen that our students' social & emotional needs have increased or were not being met. If these needs are not met, then the academics don’t happen. As a team, we have worked together to improve our social/emotional learning and one way is having Move This World!
- Rachelle Cook , Superintendent
Mangum Elementary School
Move This World stood out as providing lots of opportunities for the kids to take ownership of their own social emotional learning, their own decision making, their own self. It helps them become advocates for themselves and know what to do when they feel overwhelmed.
- Alex Armor , Counselor
Howard County Public Schools
This is my second training with Move This World. Once gain, I have gained a reflective perspective about myself and how I respond to situations. With others being trained we will all begin to work together towards a common good.
- Debra Washington , Teacher
Indian Head Elementary
It was evident that my students were not coming to school with the skills needed to manage their emotions. This was directly affecting the school climate. Students were struggling with behavior, teachers and parents didn’t know how to help them, everyone was frustrated and lost. Implementing a strong SEL program like Move This World helped my school community to take back control.
- Shane Blandford , Principal
Mariana Bracetti Academy
There are so many invaluable skills that SEL teaches; skills that all people need, well into adulthood, in order to thrive in life. Social skills do not come naturally to all children, so unless they are being taught different strategies for engaging in conversation with their peers, they can potentially miss out on an entire facet of their life at school: making and keeping friends.
- Emilee Strubeck , Teacher
PS 128 The Bensonhurst School
Having a strong SEL program allows us to build interpersonal and team relationships at our school in a way we would not be able to without it. We are able to provide structured, supported activities and environments for children to express, share, and process together.
- Jessica Drzewucki , Principal
With Move This World's professional development, we are able to be truthful with ourselves and with one another. These truths allow us to address some much needed struggles we all go through in a healthy way.
- Madeline Scheffler , Educator
BASIS Independent McLean
During our first week of distance learning, we shared the “3 Minutes of Happiness” activity with all of our families: toddler through grade three. One of our teachers, who is also a mom of two, shared that her family completed the 3 minute challenge together at home and felt more connected than ever. They appreciated that the activity was light-hearted and focused on positive thinking.
- Clara Gaul , Director of Toddlers-PreK
Hoboken Public Schools District
The videos do a great job at connecting the mind and body through the discussion of emotions AND the physical manifestations. The videos are also availble in Spanish!
- Katherine Escalante , Social Worker
Thomas G. Connors Elementary School
I wasn't expecting such an immediate change, but it's kind of almost happened instantly. The Emogers were huge for our kids. It was it was something that they were able to get up in practice right away.
- Ryan Sorafine , Dean of Students
A Consistent Focus on Social Emotional Skills
Move This World is aligned to the five core competencies of social emotional learning as defined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, or CASEL -self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and decision making. Move This World helps families, students, and teachers learn and implement essential social emotional skills that can be utilized in the classroom and beyond.
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