GoEQ™ Curriculum

Middle School

Discover GoEQ™ Middle School Curriculum, equipping students with tools to navigate adolescence through emotional maturity and self-awareness.

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“A friend is one of the best things you can be and the greatest things you can have.” —Sarah Valdez

Knowing and understanding relationships is a key component of emotional intelligence, and it is something we examine with middle school students in the GoEQ™ curriculum. Middle school is a particularly vulnerable time for students with increased academic expectations and multiple changes physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially as they navigate the tricky process of growing up. In the GoEQ™ curriculum for middle school, students learn how to take care of their emotional health through a holistic approach. Students will be equipped with tools to dispute cognitive distortions, manage stress, and process loss. Middle school can be tough, but with the proper guidance and tools, we can make their journey through a bit easier.

Key Features: 

  • Study and apply 10 brain-optimizing lifestyle habits
  • Build awareness of the importance of achieving and maintaining optimal mental health
  • Deeper exploration of the 5 components of emotional intelligence 
  • Introduces stress management skills
  • Explains qualities of healthy relationships
  • Familiarizes students with cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Expands student understanding of identifying and disputing 10 cognitive distortions 
  • Introduces students to healthy ways of processing loss 
  • Provides a biblical understanding of self-worth
  • Implements scripture connections and memory verses aligned with each unit’s main theme
  • Integrates songs to implant EQ principles in students’ memories
Unit 1
Exploring our Brains

At the Middle school level, we study the functions of each brain lobe and how the brain communicates with itself and the body at a deeper level. In connection with the brain, we dive into the foundations of mental health and factors that affect it.

Unit 2
Promoting Brain Health

In Unit 2, we make things practical for the students. Throughout the beginning part of the unit, students learn about different lifestyle principles that promote whole body health and are given practical ways to incorporate these into their personal lives. We also discuss marijuana, alcohol, and smoking and how they affect the brain and body as a whole.

Unit 3
Understanding Emotional Intelligence

In Unit 3, we go over the 5 components of emotional intelligence. Students are given tools to help build their emotional intelligence and to keep their thoughts healthy. Middle school can be a difficult and stressful time for students, and with that in mind, we focus on some stress management techniques. Unit 3 also looks at relationships and how to build and maintain healthy relationships.

Unit 4
Untangling Our Thoughts

Unit 4 dives into the most common 10 cognitive distortions and helps students to identify and work through each distortion. To wrap up Unit 4, we discuss how to process loss from a biblical perspective. Students are shown how the healthy lifestyle habits they have learned can help them process loss and grief.

Curriculum Package Overview

We provide the classroom with a comprehensive set of materials, curated to complement our curriculum. These resources are designed to streamline lesson planning and enrich classroom engagement, supporting you every step of the way.

  • Teacher’s Manual 
  • PowerPoint Presentations 
  • Student Workbooks
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Middle School Sample Curriculum

Curious about what awaits you? We invite you to download a free sample of our curriculum.

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Hear what our teachers and students are saying about us

So much growth!

I saw a student look up at me with tears in his eyes over his ruined art project and say, “I think I can handle it, Teacher,” instead of getting upset with the student who had knocked over the cup of water.

- Elementary teacher

So proud ❤️

Just a small exposure to the principles of this curriculum can make a big difference. I had a seventh grader terrified of heights who couldn’t get down from the top bunk on an overnight educational outing face her fears and climb down just because I shared with them the basic principles of EQ and CBT taught in this program. She had the biggest smile on her face after she had conquered her fear.

- Middle School Teacher

Complete transformation!

I watched a troubled 3rd grader choose to be quiet, instead of yelling back in the classroom when another student called him rude. That wouldn’t have happened eight weeks ago when we first started piloting the GoEQ lessons.

- Elementary teacher

Complete behavioral change

I saw a 7th grade student about to be expelled for bullying and abuse at school choose to walk away from a confrontation instead of fighting. When I asked what happened, she told me it must be because of what she was learning in the EQ program.

- Middle School Teacher

I enjoy school again!

I like coming to school now.

- Student

GoEQ saved my marriage!

The GoEQ Curriculum has changed my life as a teacher. My marriage wasn’t doing well. As I taught the program, I realized maybe it was because of my emotional intelligence or lack of it. I started trying to put principles I was learning as I taught into practice at home. Life is so much better now.

- Teacher


“The curriculum is easy to follow and doesn’t need a lot of resources.”

- Teacher

Had so much fun!!

“Students really enjoyed the activities.”

- Teacher

So much knowledge!

“I learned along with my students.”

- Teacher

What a boost!

"I saw an increase in students' confidence levels."

- Teacher

We NEED more!

"Students are hungry for more!"

- Teacher


"EQ should become a core subject for every classroom."

- Teacher
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Frequently Asked Quesions


Which grades are considered Upper Elementary and Middle School? Which curriculum should I teach in a 5th–8th grade classroom?

We’ve chosen to label the curriculum levels Upper Elementary and Middle School rather than assigning specific grades to them to allow teachers the freedom to use the curriculum in multigrade situations. We recommend the Upper Elementary level from grades 3–5 and the Middle School level for grades 6–8. Deciding whether to teach the Upper Elementary level or the Middle School level depends on the specific grade make-up of your classroom, their experience with GoEQ™, and the level of your students.

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