Think Equal

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THINK EQUAL is a global not-for-profit charity. Our mission is to teach all children that all humans are equal and equally to be valued. We want to eliminate discrimination, disrespect, and violence from the next generation, and bring empathy, wellbeing, loving relationships, pro-social behaviours and attitudes in their place.

Think Equal is a registered charity in the UK – 1174610

Think Equal is also a charity registered as a 501c3 in the USA

Vision Statement:
Our vision is a safe, free and equal world.
Mission Statement:

Our mission is to achieve a global system change in education introducing Social and Emotional Learning as a compulsory new subject on national curricula around the world.

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The Think Equal program has been created by global thought leaders in the fields of education, psychology, human rights and neuroscience, and comprises three age-appropriate levels, each containing 22 to 24 original narrative picture books, 90 lesson plans and accompanying resources. It has been designed and scaffolded based upon evidence gathered over the past six decades about what constitutes high-quality, powerful intervention with lifetime effects.

 

The Curriculum Framework

The Curriculum Framework outlines the pedagogical theories that underpin the Think Equal Program, its theory of change, and the core components of the program. Included in it are the core tenets, which are the foundations upon which the program is built: the belief in the child as an autonomous, empowered being; the active, constructive learning environment; positive, factual language; the concept of Ubuntu; the process of narrative; and social cognition. The document also outlines the six ‘I Am’ precepts, and the 36 topic areas through which children participating in the program will develop. These topic areas are: I Have A Strong Sense of Who I Am; I Am Able to Look After Myself; I Am Able to Look After Others; I Am Able to Communicate; I Am Able to Contribute and Create; I Am A Critical Thinker.

School Program

The school program is designed to be taught over 30 weeks of the school year. Each week of learning begins with a narrative picture book, followed by 3 x 30-minute lesson plans, with resources, per week. 

 

Level 1 

LEVEL 1 comprises 22 narrative books and accompanying activities for children aged 3-4. The level also includes material curated in partnership with the Center for Healthy Minds from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which focuses on kindness and mindfulness.

Level 2 

LEVEL 2 comprises 24 narrative books and accompanying activities for children aged 4-5. The level also includes material curated in partnership with SEE Learning from Emory University, which focuses on attention to the breath, body and trauma-informed teaching.

Level 3 

LEVEL 3 comprises 24 narrative books and accompanying activities for children aged 5-6. The level also includes material curated in partnership with SEE Learning from Emory University, which focuses on attention to the breath, body and trauma-informed teaching. 

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