Casey’s Clubhouse™ curriculum is a 30-lesson journey divided into 6 sections. It builds upon 6 umbrella skills that are matched with distinctive concepts. Each section rotates through five distinct approaches to learning. These repeated approaches reinforces the concepts and honor the different needs of the group.
|6 Sections: Umbrella Skills||6 Themes: Concepts||5 Lesson: Approaches|
|Section 1: Regulation||Scales||Me, Energy, Emotions, Thoughts, Behaviors|
|Section 2: Awareness||Authoring||Me, Energy, Emotions, Thoughts, Behaviors|
|Section 3: Determination||Two-sides||Me, Energy, Emotions, Thoughts, Behaviors|
|Section 4: Problem Solving||Four-square||Me, Energy, Emotions, Thoughts, Behaviors|
|Section 5: Confidence||Bill of Rights||Me, Energy, Emotions, Thoughts, Behaviors|
|Section 6: Mastery||Certificate of Mastery||Me, Energy, Emotions, Thoughts, Behaviors|
Section 1: Regulation
Regulation is your ability to monitor and manage your energy, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors based on the environment, people, and objects in your surroundings, leading to greater self-control.
Section 2: Awareness
Awareness is your ability to notice what's going on outside and inside of you. Awareness of factors like the environment and people around you as well as your energy and how you feel help you better direct your intentions and author your life.
Section 3: Determination
Determination is the ability to focus your energy, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors toward a certain goal while facing both the comfortable and uncomfortable, exciting and boring, and positive and negative sides of the journey.
Section 4: Problem-solving
Problem Solving is your ability to react and respond to problems by way of calmly assessing and applying fair solutions using effective communication and cooperation.
Section 5: Confidence
Confidence is your ability to rely on, trust, and believe in yourself and your power in your life and in this world. This sureness leads to greater assertion for yourself and empathy for others. Confidence is the ability to rely on, trust, and believe in others too.
Section 6: Mastery
Mastery is the dedication to learn, practice, and perform something so confidently that you can teach another. It is an ongoing practice rather than a goal to achieve.
In each section, we take on a visual theme to help our club members have fun and remember the concepts. We filter skills through lens of creative ideas.
We used the idea of scales to learn how to balance our interactions, energy, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
We used the idea of writing, narrating, and creating our own story to learn how to increase our awareness and "edit" our interactions, energy, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
We used the idea of a two-sided coin to think about how our determination is affected by positive and negative factors and how that connection changes our interactions, energy, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
We used the idea of four-square, a familiar children's game, to show how small and big problems interact with frequency to define a problem and lead us to solutions for our interactions, energy, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
BILL OF RIGHTS
We used the idea of our bill of rights to better understand both our rights and responsibilities in friendship so we can gain the confidence we need to expect and deliver fair interactions, while balancing our energy, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
We used the idea of mastery as we close out the year and encourage club members to teach us their best understanding of lessons involving interactions, energy, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
5 Repeated Approaches
Five rotating approaches are woven into the curriculum to integrate a varied learning experience. These approaches reflect the process of how people grow and change.
How does this section and lesson relate to me as a unique individual? For example, my personality is continuing to develop but my talents, limitations, and my preferences affect my mastery.
How does this section and lesson relate to my body’s energy? For example, my awareness skills are influenced by my energy. If my scale tends towards high or low energy, then these skills could really help me!
How does this section and lesson relate to my feelings? For example, my determination skills are affected by my fear, anger, and happiness
How does this section and lesson relate to my thoughts? For example, my problem-solving skills are prompted by my self-talk.
How does this section and lesson relate to my actions? For example, my social confidence is realized partly through my social risk taking.
Each lessson is introduced by a chapter from Casey’s Adventures™, a story about a 4th grade boy who has to overcome social challenges from making friends, to problem-solving, to bullying.
Each chapter helps establish the weekly lesson. Casey provides an example of the topic by demonstrating its application in a real world situation.
These features lend structure to our 30 lessons designed to layer learning while we reinforce basic interpersonal and group skills.