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Managing Your SELf!® with Ozzy and Neo

An SEL Program for Today's Schools & Students

This program is unlike any other on the market. Rather than only attempt to instruct students in social-emotional learning, it starts by teaching students WHY their brains give them the feelings they experience in a clear, simple, and FUN way!

Adorable characters – Ozzy the Ostrich, representing your reactive brain, and Neo the Rhino, representing the conscious-thinking mind, both illustrating how the brain works.

  • All levels - Current grade levels are 3-7, with Pre-K through 12 coming soon

  • Comprehensive - Covers all components of SEL and trauma-informed care

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The New SEL Program for Schools:

More than a standard social emotional learning program. Through a comprehensive plan this modular learning program is for both students, teachers, faculty, and parents. It illustrates how the brain works, how that affects our emotions and responses. It addresses areas of responsibility, conflict resolution, empathy, anger, anxiety/worry, fear, sadness/depression, making friends, inclusion, mindfulness, gratitude, coping with death and grief, sharing, and more.

Using Managing Your SELf!® In Your School

We are currently piloting the program in four 5-6 grade campuses. The program is ready for implementation in grades 3-7 TODAY! We would love to help you bring Ozzie and Neo to your campus and work with you to pilot the program. Soon the program will be ready to begin in Pre-K through 12th, with changing focus as children get older.

The only requirement is an agreement to participate in recording assessments and that the person delivering be certified / trained in the program! Training is an initial 10-hour course, done live, virtually or even on the phone in follow-up and support sessions, and support is available 7 days a week by phone, text, email or via video instruction (coming soon!

School SEL Program in 3 Parts:

Part 1

10 lessons, 30-40 minutes each, utilizing the concepts in the book Managing Your Crazy Self!, by Randy Guttenberger.

Part 2

Lessons incorporating character education and application of the skills learned in Part One of the program to address SEL components.

Part 3

Circular Learning: Lessons can begin in Pre-K and progress each year, building on the previous year, so that children learn social-emotional strategies much the way they learn academics.

A Comprehensive SEL Approach

An integral part of social-emotional learning is addressing the adults on campus. In that regard, Managing Your Crazy Self! provides adult level workshops for School Boards, District Leaders, Campus Leaders, Educators and Staff, so they can better understand themselves and others. This component offers insights into individual behavior styles, addresses good mental health practices, provides effective communication tools, improves leadership skills, and provides instruction in trauma-informed care.

Additionally, we train you to provide Parent Workshops! This aids in reinforcing what students are learning in the program, and gives parents the tools to help students with:

  • Study Skills
  • Completing Homework
  • Parent and Peer Communication
  • Skills for classroom focus
  • Mindfulness
  • Goal Setting and Decision Making
  • Test Anxiety
  • Self-Regulation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Making Friends, and much more…

Bringing Managing Your SELf!® To Your School

We are currently piloting the program in four 5-6 grade campuses. The program is ready for implementation in grades 3-7 TODAY! We would love to help you bring Ozzie and Neo to your campus and work with you to pilot the program. Soon the program will be ready to begin in Pre-K through 12th, with changing focus as children get older.

The only requirement is an agreement to participate in data collection and that the person delivering be certified / trained in the program! Training is an initial 10-hour course, done live, virtually or even on the phone in follow-up and support sessions, and support is available 7 days a week by phone, text, email or via video instruction (coming soon!