About the AIA Curriculum

Attitude is Altitude

AIA stands for “Attitude is Altitude.” It is a breakthrough curriculum that focuses on Social and Emotional Learning, positivity, and anti-bullying. Nick Vujicic, a world-renowned Motivational Speaker, launched the initiative to help guide and inspire students with Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) after experiencing a childhood of hardship due to bullying. He has worked with educational professionals to develop a curriculum that not only aligns with CASEL, but is easy to use by teachers.

The History of AIA

The story of Attitude is Altitude cannot be told without the story of its visionary and creator, Nick Vujicic. Having travelled the globe as an Inspirational and Motivational Speaker, he discovered that every human being is longing for pillars of hope, purpose and happiness. Nick understood that many of today’s youth lack positive role models, while teachers struggle to bring to fruition their desire for their students’ success in and out of the classroom. Nick saw the answer in a comprehensive K-12 program of Social and Emotional Learning, positivity and hope.

Grades K-2 curriculum is available as a Classroom Kit. Grades 3-12 curriculum is delivered digitally for both the teachers and the students.

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The Breakthrough SEL Curriculum

“Together in the Attitude is Altitude Social Emotional Learning Curriculum, we will learn mindsets, perspectives, and understanding for crucial pillars that will help us all build a sound and sure future.” - Nick Vujicic

AIA stands for “Attitude is Altitude.” It is a breakthrough K-12 curriculum that focuses on Social and Emotional Learning, positivity and anti-bullying. Nick Vujicic, a world-renowned Motivational Speaker, launched the initiative to help guide and inspire students with Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) after experiencing a childhood of hardship due to bullying. He has worked with educational professionals to develop a curriculum that not only aligns with CASEL, but is easy to use by teachers.

What to Expect from the AIA Curriculum.

Unit 1 - Introduction to Self-Awareness

Self-awareness is knowing one’s emotions, strengths and areas for growth. These emotions impact behavior and decisions. Self-awareness is key to managing actions, short-term and long-term goal setting. In Unit 1, students explore various topics on self-awareness through activities, discussion and reflection. Students learn about identifying their emotions, accurate self-perception, recognizing strengths, self-confidence, and self-efficacy.

Unit 2 - Introduction to Self-Management

Self-management is effectively controlling one’s emotions, thoughts and behaviors in different situations. In Unit 2, students explore various topics on self-management through activities, discussion and reflection. Students learn about goal setting, self-motivation, self-discipline, impulse control, stress management, and organizational skills.

Unit 3 - Introduction to Social Awareness

Social awareness is understanding others’ perspectives, even those from different cultures or backgrounds, as well as understanding social and ethical norms for behavior. In Unit 3, students explore various topics on social awareness through activities, discussion and reflection. Students learn about respect for others, perspective-taking, empathy, and appreciating diversity.

Unit 4 - Introduction to Relationship Skills

Relationship skills include the skills needed to establish and maintain healthy relationships with diverse individuals and groups of people. In Unit 4, students explore various topics on relationship skills through activities, discussion and reflection. Students learn about communication, teamwork, relationship-building, and social engagement.

Unit 5 - Introduction to Responsible Decision-Making

Responsible decision-making is making constructive, ethical choices about personal behavior and social interactions. In Unit 5, students explore various topics on responsible decision-making through activities, discussion and reflection. Students learn about ethical responsibility, identifying problems, analyzing situations, solving problems, evaluating, and reflecting.

Unit 6 - Deepening Self-Awareness

In Units 6 – 10, students deepen their understanding of the five core social-emotional competencies through project-based learning (PBL). Project-based learning is a way of learning standards or objectives, or SEL competencies in this case, in which students learn about a subject through the experience of solving an open-ended problem. This AIA Social Awareness and Action Project will serve as the vehicle for students to apply and reflect on their SEL skills in a meaningful way.

In Unit 6, Change Starts with Me, students deepen their understanding and application of self-awareness by identifying a topic of interest and working in teams to identify real-world problems or issues within it. Students also conduct research to learn about their topics and begin to understand some of the real-world problems or challenges that exist within that topic.

Unit 7 - Deepening Self-Management

In Unit 7, I Can and I Will, students deepen their understanding of self-management through the AIA Social Awareness and Action Project. Students focus on the application of self-management strategies through the process of narrowing and choosing one problem or challenge to propose a solution. Students also conduct additional research specific to the chosen problem and then share their research with their team.

Unit 8 - Deepening Social Awareness

In Unit 8, From Me to We, students deepen their understanding of social awareness through the AIA Social Awareness and Action Project. As a team, students apply social awareness strategies through the process of brainstorming, evaluating, and choosing one solution. Students also conduct additional research specific to the chosen problem to ensure their team’s choice for a solution is the best one possible.

Unit 9 - Deepening Relationship Skills

In Unit 9, The Power of We, students focus on the deepening and application of relationship skills as students work in teams to develop an action plan for their AIA Social Awareness and Action Project and to complete other activities such as performing a skit and role playing.

Unit 10 - Deepening Responsible Decision-Making

In Unit 10, Our Actions Matter, students focus on the deepening and application of responsible decision-making as they complete their AIA Social Awareness and Action Projects. Students work in teams to create a project that works towards their team’s solution as well as create and deliver a presentation on their team’s problem, solution, action plan, and product. Additionally, students evaluate and reflect on their growth in all social and emotional competencies.

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According to CASEL, every $1 spent on SEL has an economic return of $11. AIA is an investment in educators, children, and the future, with a return of better understanding, more collaboration and a more successful, inclusive learning environment.

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