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Run a Look for the Good® Program in Your Elementary School!

Our Look for the Good® Program is a two-week, school-wide gratitude campaign which can now be expanded into a year-long community-care initiative. We have organized the program into two steps, allowing schools to decide when their community is mentally and emotionally ready to advance to the second step. 

Registration starts in October. The fee is $500 per school.

Step 1

 

Reset Your School Climate With a Two-Week, Student-Led Gratitude Campaign

Schools use our online training platform to run a two-week, student-led Gratitude Campaign. We provide a 15 minute video to share during a school-wide assembly, daily scripts for student leaders to read over the morning announcements, as well as directions on how to encourage the students and staff to participate.

Elementary Schools in 35 States Have Already Benefited From This Gratitude Campaign

 

Teachers Share Their Experience:

 
 
 

Brooker Creek School

Tarpon Springs, Florida

John H. Amesse School

Denver, Colorado

West Terrace School

Evansville, Indiana

Kids Share Their Experience:

 
 
 

Paul

Zoe

Marcus

This Part of the Program is Based on the Broaden & Build Theory in Psychology

The Broaden and Build theory was first proposed by researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson as a way to address the lack of research on positive emotions like love and gratitude. Rather than arguing that positive emotions should replace negative ones, Dr. Fredrickson explains that both positive and negative emotions are necessary to build resilience. She states that positive emotions, like gratitude, can build internal resources to cope with challenges, making people more resilient and flexible. In trauma therapy, this focus on building up positive feelings before diving into challenging topics is called "resourcing."

 

Step 2

 

Staff Are Invited to Use Our Wiggle Warrior® Program as a Classroom Management Tool 

Did you know that negative emotions tend to shrink when you reset your nervous system? Wiggle Warrior® Classroom helps teachers and kids to reset their nervous systems through breathing and movement. All staff are given free access to the online learning platform for the school year so that they can choose when and where they want to use it.

A Wiggle Warrior® is a Person Who Can Wiggle Their Stress into Strength

(This is Maya and her cat Sunny. Maya is a Wiggle Warrior®.)

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Meet the Emotion Characters Presented in the Program

Sample Classroom Lesson

 

Wiggle Warrior® Classroom is a Playful,
On-Demand Classroom Management Tool

(No forced SEL learning. Just use it as you need it. And no prep required!)
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For Grades K - 1

  • 1 Read Along
  • 3 Dance Alongs
  • 17 Audio Wiggle Alongs
  • 11 Animated Breathing Videos
  • Optional Seven-Month Journal to Support Students & Track Progress
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For Grades 2 - 4

  • 5 Classroom Lesson Videos
  • 11 Animated Breathing Videos
  • 4 Classroom Energizer Videos, including a 4-minute Dance Along
  • Optional Seven-Month Journal to Support Students & Track Progress
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For Classroom & PE Teachers

  • 6 Calming & Educational Videos to Support Educators
  • 2 Physical Education Activity Videos for P.E. Educators
  • Downloadable Lesson Plans & Classroom Management Tips

If you are a Teacher of Grades 5 & 6, we encourage you to buy our Wiggle Warrior® Journals and present our video lessons in the context of a "leadership opportunity" so that your students can mentor younger kids. 

Read Sample Journal for Grades 5 & 6
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Wiggle Warrior® Classroom is Presented by Grammy®-Nominated Actress Jessica DeShong

Jessica DeShong is a Grammy®-nominated American musician and actress. Born into a culturally diverse military family of Korean, African and Caucasian influences, she has had the pleasure of exploring many different cultures her entire life. This lifelong experience has enabled her to be skilled and adaptable within the entertainment industry. Jessica is the creator of the YouTube kids channel "Miss Jessica’s World" which helps kids foster a love of learning through music, movement and cultural exploration. Along with her captivating acting abilities, Jessica is a talented voice over artist, vocalist, pianist, violist and songwriter, bringing to life every piece of music she touches. As an artist, she seeks to be involved in projects that empower her audience, encourage thought, laughter and healing.

A Lot of Research Went into Developing the Look for the Good® Program:

(We encourage you to check out these resources if you need more support)

Our Program Changes Lives

 
 
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300,000+ Kids Have Already Written 2 Million Messages of Gratitude to Uplift Their Schools

While we were in the early development stages of this program, 2,600 students from 25 schools opted to take an anonymous survey on the last day of the program. These students were in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade and had chosen to take the survey entirely on their own through a Google form. From these self-reports, we learned that 71% of students thought that the program reduced bullying in the school, 76% thought that the program increased kindness in the school, and 92% agreed that they would recommend the program to other schools.

The Look for the Good® Program was Created by Author-Artist, Anne Kubitsky

Before Anne established Look for the Good Project as a 501C3 organization, she was running this effort as a public art project. From 2011 - 2014, Anne collected thousands of messages from the community and used these messages to create interactive art installations in public parks, hospitals, hotels, resorts, retreat centers, and colleges. She has received numerous awards for her innovative efforts to create social change - including the "Points of Light Award," a community service award originating out of The White House. This video was created by students from Rock Hill School in 2013. Since then, she has written (and donated) over 25 books for the organization.

 
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Not Sure About This Yet? Buy Our New Workbook for Parents and Educators to Sample Our Content

Since Look for the Good Project is introducing a lot of new content this year, we put together an introductory workbook for parents and teachers to better understand our material. This book will introduce all our new tools and maybe even make you feel better in the process of reading it!

Coming in September

 

Registration starts in October. The fee is $500 per school.