Using WhyTry to Teach Social-Emotional Skills that Build Student Resilience
Using WhyTry for SEL
WhyTry is an evidence-based program that specializes in boosting student engagement and motivaton. We believe that teaching social-emotional skills builds resilience critical for success. Our SEL programs give students tools to overcome challenges, thrive in school, and develop skills for life.
Sparking Motivation to Teach Essential SEL Skills
We train educators to:
- Make learning relatable to engage students
- Ignite intrinsic motivation
- Teach competencies like:
- Decision making
- Emotional regulation
Our approach motivates students so they are open to building resilience through SEL skill-building.
Hands-On SEL Tools Backed By Research
For over 20 years, we’ve provided engaging toolkits featuring:
- Interactive multimedia
- Visual analogies
- Kinesthetic activities
These tools spark motivation so students learn vital SEL skills like resilience. Our model aligns with proven SEL frameworks and is backed by research showing improvement in:
- Academic performance
“When you can see the purpose of each WhyTry lesson and use the attention grabbers, music, and metaphors to reach the kids with targeted interventions, WhyTry can help you achieve your goals. We saw a significant decrease in the number of referrals.”
“I have to say, the hands-on activities were perfect in portraying the message, and we had so many great discussions as a result. In fact, we saw a measurable change with our group. Our students made much better decisions going forward.”
I’m a teacher at heart, and having WhyTry in my toolkit gives me the flexibility to introduce main parts of the program in my guidance classes, and then I can pull in more content as the kids progress through different grades. It works seamlessly for me.”
The WhyTry curriculum uses visual metaphors to teach important life skills, like:
We empower students to overcome challenges and help them to see the relevance of school work.
Why Choose The WhyTry Program?
With over 20 years of success, we understand the challenges teachers and counselors face. We have practical interventions and strategies that work.
Our toolkit gets students excited about learning and improves behavior. Teachers and counselors who use WhyTry often say they rediscover the joy of education!
Our approach provides a common language and framework for staff and administrators, enabling your entire team to collaborate and communicate better.