Fly Five and Improved Academic Outcomes

Date:  Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Presenter: Hope Littlejohn

Rigorous research shows that education promoting social and emotional learning gets results. SEL curriculums—like Fly Five, which is based on C.A.R.E.S. standards—can increase student academic success, compared to students who do not receive such SEL instruction. When examining student academic outcomes, we see great success with improved classroom behavior, an increased ability to manage emotions, and better student attitude toward themselves and others.

In this webinar, a Fly Five Educational Partnership Consultant, Hope Littlejohn,  discussed the positive outcomes of SEL for students' academic success.

Participants explored:

  1. The foundational principles of Fly Five
  2. How the Fly Five C.A.R.E.S standards align to the CASEL 5 competencies
  3. The positive correlation between SEL skill development and student academic performance


Hope Littlejohn - Presenter

Before coming to CRS, Hope Littlejohn served as a high school mathematics teacher for 8 years and as a middle school administrator for 4 years . Throughout her 12 years in education, her passion has been to provide an environment that will strengthen students academically, physically, socially, and mentally, all while making them culturally aware and competitive in the vast international community. She believes that all students deserve the best educational experience to include providing students with social and emotional learning to equip them in and out of school. In her spare time, Hope enjoys spending time with her husband, four children, and their family Yorkie name Chief.