Educators today are expected to do more with less. Teachers and administrators are tasked with ensuring not only the physical and emotional well-being of students, but also the academic achievement of all students. Finding ways to narrow the achievement gap for students of color is also an ongoing challenge. Fortunately, there is a proven educational model for success.
Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR) is an evidence-based social and emotional learning model proven to decrease educational disparities while increasing achievement for all students. The model combines teachers' real-time analysis of student data with student asset building and intentional relationships to not only prevent course failure, but also accelerate middle and high performers.
The Classroom Curriculum (known as "I-Time") provides teachers and classroom support staff with the resources they need to implement I-Time activities. These engaging activities take place both inside and outside the classroom. Each activity is teacher-facilitated and focuses on developmental assets.