Ripple Effects

Ripple Effects: A Social Emotional Learning Program

Who is it for? Students in grades 3-12. There are two versions (elementary and secondary).

What is it? An online program with demonstrated positive effects on social emotional learning, mental health, attendance, grades, test scores, discipline (ISS/OSS), and graduation rates. It is listed on SAMHSAs National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices andretention rate graphic is recognized as a National Dropout Prevention Center model program.

How does it work? Students access the program online (via Classlink), just like iReady and other academic programs. It is ideal for a trusted adult to follow-up with the student to discuss what they learned and any related questions.

The program is available throughout the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Suggested playlists are available below, and relate to topics like character, communication, coping with change, graphic of school depression impactemotional health, learning success, & social emotional learning. Students and parents may explore additional topics related to these content areas, too.

Secondary Students may elect to use the “Pocket Coach” version of the program on their mobile device; otherwise, all students must access the program from a computer.

Where can I find more information about it? Coaching and consultation is available as needed M-F 8:00-5:00 by calling 772-564-6199. Visit: www.indianriverschools.org/sel for more information about social emotional learning.

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The studies: https://rippleeffects.com/impacts/#see-the-studies

Suspensions: https://www.rippleeffects.com/PDFs/RE%20Suspension.pdf

 MTSS: https://www.rippleeffects.com/PDFs/RE%20RTI.pdf

PBIS: https://rippleeffects.com/PDFs/RE%20PBIS.pdf

 

Student Instructions: Students will create their account and log in via ClassLink. Students will need their student ID to access the program, and they should select a password that is easy to remember. Students may start with Ripple student avatarsthe “Screen for Strengths” link or go directly to “Ripple Effects.” The Screen for Strengths will give students insight about areas they might benefit from exploring in the Ripple Effects program, but it is not required. Students are encouraged to discuss their experiences using Ripple Effects with a trusted adult (e.g., parent/guardian, teacher, school counselor).

The program is not meant to replace speaking with a trusted adult or counselor. Students should reach out for support as needed by talking with their parent/guardian 24/7. School counselors and SDIRC mental health specialists (772-564-6199) are available M-F 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. Anyone in crisis should call 911 immediately.

 

Suggested Playlist for Elementary Students

Building Character

  • Build Strong Sense of Self
    • character
    • beliefs
    • knowing yourself
    • asking questions
    • managing change
    • assertive message
  • Foster Awareness of Others
    • point of view
    • appreciating differences
    • kindness
    • help-giving it
  • Deepen Moral Responsibility
    • honesty
    • trust
    • respect
  • Work for Justice
    • fairness

Communication

  • assertive message
  • assertive voice
  • aware of yourself
  • parent-talking to
  • arguing-respectfully
  • blurting out
  • communicating feelings
  • directions-following
  • expressing feelings
  • making friends
  • questions-asking
  • assertiveness
  • apologies

Coping with Change

  • managing change
  • change-unplanned
  • safety
  • scared
  • thoughtfulness
  • thoughts-controlling
  • yourself-strengths
  • yourself-understanding
  • yourself-aware of
  • relaxing
  • connecting with others
  • help-getting it
  • agency
  • bouncing back

Emotional Health

  • mindfulness
  • mindset
  • exercise
  • sleep
  • healthy diet
  • safety
  • asking for help
  • anxious
  • angry
  • afraid
  • believe you can
  • bouncing back
  • relaxing
  • making friends

Learning Success

  • Identity as a Learner
    • your brain
    • learning style
    • curiosity
  • Learning Mindsets
    • self-efficacy
    • mindset
    • perserverance
    • liking yourself
    • goals
  • Learning Practices
    • study habits
    • getting organized
  • Addressing Barriers
    • asking for help

Social Emotional Learning

  • Know Who You are
    • feelings-knowing yours
  • Take Care of Yourself
    • calming down
    • self-talk
    • managing feelings
    • goals
  • Be Aware of Others
    • empathy
    • caring-show it
  • Connect with Others
    • assertiveness
    • kindness
    • resolving conflict
  • Make Decisions
    • brainstorming options
    • making decisions
    • solving problems
    • problem-naming

Suggested Playlist for Secondary Students

Communication

  • active listening
  • asserting yourself
  • asking questions
  • body language
  • conflict-resolving
  • expressing feelings
  • gossip
  • humor
  • I statements
  • paraphrasing
  • making apologies
  • communication skills
  • making complaints
  • compliments-giving

Coping with Change

  • resilience
  • choices
  • transitions
  • optimism
  • keeping going
  • calming down
  • communicating feelings
  • discouraged
  • problem-solving
  • managing stress
  • change-unplanned
  • getting support

Emotional Health

  • calming down
  • calming breath
  • anxiety
  • anger
  • sadness
  • accepting yourself
  • emotional intelligence
  • feelings-names for
  • understanding feelings
  • taking care of yourself
  • support-getting
  • self-talk
  • self-advocacy

Learning Success

  • Identity as a Learner
    • your mind
    • learning style
  • Learning Mindsets
    • self-efficacy
    • growth mindset
    • perseverance
    • setting goals
  • Learning Practices
    • time management
    • predicting consequences
  • Building Relationships
    • making friends
    • diversity-appreciating
    • joining a group
  • Addressing Barriers
    • self-advocacy
    • problem-solving
    • asking for help

Social Emotional Learning

  • Know Who You are
    • knowing who you are
    • understanding feelings
  • Take Care of Yourself
    • self-determination
    • controlling impulses
  • Be Aware of Others
    • appreciating diversity
    • empathy
  • Connect with Others
    • social skills
    • connecting with others
  • Make Decisions
    • making decisions
    • problem-naming
    • solving problems
    • brainstorming
    • evaluating alternatives
    • predicting consequences