SEL & Bullying Prevention

TGFV - A Peaceable Place Kindergarten 2020 Edition

The Revised Edition of TGFV- A Peaceable Place Kindergarten features Tuggles and his friends. Through original storybooks, songs and games, Tuggles and his pals join students in developing prosocial skills, cooperation, and respect for self and others in this fully scripted ten-lesson course.

Students will love singing along with the Problem Solving Song and relating to Tuggles as he takes steps to calm his frustration and get back to having fun with his train made from cardboard boxes in the original storybook, Tuggles Keeps His Cool.

Students differentiate peace-making and trouble-making behaviors in the It's Your Turn Game, set in the Boulder Dash Zig-Zag at the Adventure Park. Skills such as taking turns, sharing, honesty, respect, and many more are developed through the proven evidence-based lessons.

This developmentally-appropriate curriculum provides the components children need for positive social emotional development and bullying prevention. Cooperative learning designs promote bonding through small group activities, song, and games.  

Daily Workouts, Home Workouts, and cross-curricular activities follow each lesson so students can practice and apply the concepts developed in each lesson at home and with their peers.

Coming Soon- Available January 2021

Curriculum Kit - Item# C8050

$245.95


Program Kits

The Too Good toolkit includes everything you need to teach the lessons:

  • Teacher’s Manual 
  • Tuggles Puppet 
  • 30 Student Workbooks 
  • What'sit? Ball
  • Whose Turn? Poster
  • Can Do! Poster
  • Play Ball! Poster
  • Friendship Trail Poster
  • Finding Peacemakers Poster
  • Share Bear Poster
  • It’s Your Turn Poster
  • Can Do! Cards, 1 Deck
  • Play Ball! Cards, 1 Deck
  • Friendship Trail Cards 1 Deck
  • Finding Peacemakers Cards, 1 Deck
  • Share Bear Cards, 1 Deck
  • Tuggles Stops to Think 
  • Tuggles Catches a Feeling 
  • Tuggles Keeps His Cool 
  • Glue Dots, 2 Sheets

Curriculum features include:

  • Ten 30-minute fully scripted, research-based lessons conveniently presented in a tabbed three-ring binder, making them easy to use and enjoyable to teach.
  • Comprehensive planner for each lesson with clearly-stated, measurable objectives, topic rationale, and allotted activity times.
  • Forty Daily Workout Activities to reinforce the learning from the weekly core lessons.
  • Parent component, “Home Workout: Exercises for Adults and Kids,” to extend prevention skills and messages into the home.
  • Looking for More? Each lesson includes cross-curricular lesson extenders with suggestions for infusion, recommended reading, and additional activities for reinforcing important concepts and skills.
  • Assessment materials to measure student outcomes and process outcomes including implementation effectiveness and fidelity of implementation as well as student knowledge, attitudes, and behavior.
  • Comprehensive Pre-Training Component covering Character Education and Normative Education concepts as well as guidance for facilitating discussions about various conflict and peer influence topics.
  • Too Good for Violence logic model including the program’s theory of change and the proven strategies incorporated into the lessons.
  • Strategies and methods to build family and school connections to reinforce the healthy social and emotional development of the students.

Too Good for Violence K-12

Too Good for Violence K-12 is a universal, violence prevention and character education program that teaches character-based skills, attitudes, and behaviors to help elementary students: differentiate between feelings and actions, encourage respect between peers, and celebrate diversity. Program lessons and activities help kids realize that as individuals and as a group, they are too good for bullying and violence.

Too Good for Violence is social emotional learning

Too Good for Violence teaches the following social and emotional learning skills, which research has linked with healthy development and academic success:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Anger management
  • Respect for self and others
  • Effective communication
  • Self-Awareness
  • Social Awareness

Too Good for Violence develops core character traits

Too Good for Violence promotes character development by strengthening eight key character traits:

  • Caring
  • Cooperation
  • Courage
  • Fairness
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Self-discipline

How does Too Good work?

Too Good offers developmentally appropriate curricula for each grade level in kindergarten through grade 5. Each grade level builds on previous levels, developing the skills sequentially with engaging, age-appropriate lessons and activities.

Mitigates risk factors and builds protective factors

Too Good focuses on the risk factors that can be positively affected in the classroom: favorable attitudes toward drugs, violence, and other problem behaviors; and friends who engage in problem behavior.

Too Good builds protection within the student by:

  • Providing opportunities for pro-social involvement
  • Establishing positive norms including healthy beliefs and clear standards
  • Promoting bonding to pro-social peers
  • Increasing personal and social skills

Understanding the Logic Model

The Mendez Foundation developed Logic Models for Too Good to map out the Theory of Change and demonstrate graphically the assumptions that drive Too Good. The logic model communicates an "if-then" message of what changes the program intends to produce. It helps to make the connections among the target group, goals, strategies, objectives and planned program results and lays out what the program is expected to achieve and how it is expected to work.

TGFV Logic Model

Research Design

Each of the Too Good evaluation studies were conducted by third-party researchers and used randomized treatment-control group designs (pre-test/post-test, 20-week post-test, or one-year follow-up). The Researchers examined pre-test equivalence between treatment and control groups; potential bias of loss of student data over time; quality of program implementation; and estimates of reliability and validity of assessment tools.

The award-winning Too Good programs have undergone rigorous, independent evaluation studies to measure their effects on students' skills, attitudes, intentions, and behaviors. Studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national evaluation conferences. These studies demonstrate the effectiveness of Too Good.

Too Good for Violence  Research Reports

2001 Summary 2001 Full Report 2003 Summary 2003 Full Report 2005 Summary 2005 Full Report

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