“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.
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.
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.