Rock In Prevention (Rock) teaches children health and wellness, personal and social skills, parental involvement, drug awareness, mentoring, character education, anger management, problem solving and anti bullying efforts to help children improve academic achievement and live to their fullest potential. Rock uses music and the arts to reach the hearts and minds of children to help them make positive, healthy, life choices and improve school and community climate.
Rock LIVE has served more than 1.2 million students with empirically-based research and best practices. These include a live, in-school or on-site, educational workshop that provides educational messaging, social dramas, and interaction among young students, their teachers, and trained high school mentors. Education materials include five-week teacher classroom follow-up guides and family follow-up guide CDs for teachers and families to reinforce the positive messaging and empowerment tools. Also used are evaluations for high school mentors, teachers, and for the participating elementary and/or middle school students.
Rock PLUS - Counselor Curriculum - is an evidence-based 12-week elementary counselor curriculum that comprehensively address issues vital to developing healthy choices. The curriculum is based on the national standards and guidelines for effective practice known as CASEL (which stands for the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning guidelines).
The curriculum meets educational goals in several disciplines: personal and social skills; academic achievement; parental involvement; career development; self-awareness; health and wellness; alcohol, tobacco, and drug awareness; character education; media literacy; anger management; problem solving; violence prevention; and positive school climate. Rock PLUS curriculum is implemented at level I in Grades 3-4, level II in Grades 4-5, and level III in Grades 5-6. There is an Instructor Manual Kit and Student Workbook Kit for each level. Each kit contains a CD of the songs that are incorporated as teaching tools. The Rock PLUS curriculum contains the lesson objective, rationale, materials, discussion questions, song lyrics, and in-class activities.
A school-home link integrates the weekly lesson, with parents and children working together. Parents sign and kids return the completed school-home link. This provides data regarding parental involvement in their children's education. Educational research documents that parental involvement does help to improve academic achievement. These assignments give families the tools to begin vital conversations about: anger control, drug awareness, media influences, making good choices, responsibility, honesty, empathy, self-esteem, problem-solving, and stress management. Rock PLUS also includes student, parent, and teacher written evaluations.
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