Teach SEL character-building curriculum with The Essentialz

Kids think they need to be super to conquer the challenges holding them back from being heroic in everyday life. In Teach the Essentials of Good Character with The Essentialz, kids will learn how to master simple but essential character skills like the 12 superheroes who are The Essentialz.

A fundamental principle behind Character Education is Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). Social psychologists discovered that many behaviors are learned either through conditioning or through modeling.

Now teachers, social workers, guidance counselors, and school psychologists can use the twelve teen superhero characters of The Essentialz to teach good character traits and promote Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) skills in their students by purchasing this SEL character-building curriculum published by Research Press. It is the ONLY SEL character-building curriculum in the country based on a subject matter that today’s kids just can’t get enough of– SUPERHEROES!

TEMPUS, FUEGA, FISK, EAGLE, HYDRO, and all of the other teen superheroes in The Essentialz were specifically created to embody the good character traits that you want to develop in your students: CARING, ANGER MANAGEMENT, TOLERANCE, CITIZENSHIP, HONESTY, and a whole lot more! Click below to learn more, or order it for your school.

What People Are Saying

“This book is an essential addition to the toolkit of all counselors, psychologists, and others working with youth. Paul Cicchini’s idea of having superheroes that embody virtues and SEL skills is an act of practical genius.” —Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D., Director, Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab,
“Paul Cicchini draws on the popularity of superheroes to create stories of positive character traits which can engage students of all ages. This is an effective way to help students see the importance of adapting beneficial character traits in their own lives.” —William H. Trusheim, Ed.D., President, New Jersey Alliance for Social, Emotional, and Character Development Resource Center
“This activity program is both a character compass and a moral-psychology guide for the adult leader and youthful participants. What is striking about this book is its potential for adaption by those interested in the assessment and importance of character education.” —John C. Lestino, MA LPC, School Psychologist, Edgewater Park School District, Edgewater Park, New Jersey

Below is a Video of Paul Giving a Sample SEL Lesson from the Essentialz Curriculum Guide