In the realm of education, fostering an environment that nurtures not just academic growth but also emotional well-being is an ongoing challenge. While numerous programs focus on social skills and cognitive development, there's a crucial aspect often overlooked: body-based regulation. Enter 1-2-3 RESET™ – an innovative initiative that seeks to bridge this vital gap in education.
Imagine a program that goes beyond teaching emotions or social skills, one that addresses the very foundation of these abilities – body-based regulation. 1-2-3 RESET™ does just that. Developed by school-based occupational therapists Heather Schmidt, MS, OTR/L, and Dawn Paulson, MS, OTR/L, this framework centers on Relationship, Environment, Self-Regulation, Empowerment, and Task – essential components for a child's mental well-being and academic success.
What sets 1-2-3 RESET™ apart is its tailored approach for kindergarten through 3rd grade students. By focusing on these critical developmental years, the program offers a comprehensive strategy to bolster overall well-being, preparing young learners for success not just academically but in life.
The impact of this program is tangible, reflected in data collected from dedicated educators implementing it in their classrooms. Teachers report heightened awareness of trauma's impact on learning, increased utilization of strategies by both teachers and students, and most importantly, a noticeable improvement in students' self-regulation. This translates to enhanced engagement and a better capacity to learn.
The strength of 1-2-3 RESET™ lies not just in its effectiveness but in its practicality. Teachers receive comprehensive training, coaching, and online access to an array of supportive materials, ensuring seamless integration into existing social-emotional learning (SEL) programs. This integration allows students to harness the combined benefits of both approaches, maximizing their learning potential.
At its heart, 1-2-3 RESET™ champions the belief that every child possesses the potential for success. The program advocates for nurturing connected relationships, empowering students to regulate their emotions, and fostering inclusivity within the classroom. The 1-2-3 RESET™ framework isn't just an educational tool; it's a philosophy aimed at bridging the gap between therapy and the classroom. By empowering teachers to create therapeutic environments, this initiative seeks to prepare students fully for learning, enabling them to flourish academically and personally.
In essence, 1-2-3 RESET™ isn't just a program; it's a movement toward holistic education. It represents a collaboration between occupational therapists and educators, fueled by an unwavering commitment to the well-being and success of every child.
Join the revolution, embark on the journey of transforming education, and witness the profound impact of 1-2-3 RESET™. Together, let's create a world where every child has the opportunity to thrive, one classroom at a time.