COMPONENTS OF LIFEPLAN LABS CURRICULUM
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
Using the standards set forth by the CASEL Foundation, our curriculum focuses in the 5 major categories of social and emotional learning (SEL) to bring an $11 return on every $1 invested in SEL programming.
Most college readiness programs are full of gaps, leaving the student asking more questions than answered. Our topics go beyond the basics — like taking the ACT/SAT and applying for FAFSA — by including topics such as “How to Focus When School Becomes Tough”.
From “Building Effective Resumes” to “Professionalism in the Workplace”, our curriculum includes topics crucial to developing well-rounded students with their careers in mind. We go beyond the basics here as well, including “How to Deal with Difficult People” and “How to Ask the Right Questions” to workplace leadership.
LifePlan Labs curriculum includes topics specifically designed to engage the 21st-century learner around financial literacy. Forget boring, paper worksheets on financial vocabulary or canned, cheesy videos — we made our content easy to teach and fun to learn.
As we prepare 21st-century learners for college and career, we must also consider that the information age connects people like never before. Our fifth component is truly designed to make students global-ready with topics including “How to Accept Other Cultures” and “Being an Effective Team Player”.
Mr. Jim Wells
Former Principal at Cypress Creek High School
"There is a critical need to produce competent workers for our changing, global economy. Preparing students for success in post-secondary opportunities that will connect them to these viable jobs is critical to the well-being of our economy and to the future of our nation- our young, diverse population in Houston is one of the greatest resources we have, and we should view it as a solution rather than a problem”
Mrs. Sharon Bey
Past President of the Texas School Counselor Association
and Lead Professional School Counselor
"Counselors in secondary education find it increasingly difficult to make contact with every student assigned to them due to large student loads and increasing responsibilities. LifePlan Labs allows counselors to reach more students as they collaborate with classroom teachers to present standards-based lessons that integrate college, career and life skills directly into the academic curriculum. This program gives school counselors access to greater numbers of students to help them prepare for whatever challenges life after high school presents."