What is Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Programming

Our Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Programming is a cognitive-based intervention program developed by Collaborative Learning Solutions to specifically target students showing lagging skill development, disabilities, trauma, or any combination of the three causing severe behavior and/or emotional concerns. The program is designed as an alternative to sending students to non-district programs, such as non-public schools or residential treatment centers, allowing the district to have quality control and assuring students receive equitable education.

The purpose of our intervention program is to support students with long-term growth and expand their cognitive skill development, which fosters more equitable outcomes and positive societal contributions.

The program’s core five components are:

  1. Authentic Relationship Development: The involvement of committed, concerned educators and other adults are reasons why students stay in school. Thus it’s important to foster positive, respectful relationships and interactions between staff and students.

  1. Rigorous Skill Development: Provide targeted cognitive skill development for each student determined by specific inventories completed by educators and parents. SEL, Restorative Practices, PBIS, Growth-Mindset, tiered interventions, and executive functioning skills are wrapped into the overall program through intentional practices.

  1. Cognitive Collaboration: Analyze unmet expectations that provide opportunities and provide specific problem-solving steps and guidance on how to collaborate with students. While doing this, we target all of the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) core competencies.

  1. Targeted Growth: Targeted growth practices provide opportunities for students to develop healthy and accurate interpretations of their successes and failures, which in turn leads to improved self-efficacy.

  2. Equitable Systems Implementation: We address improvement through an integrated, comprehensive framework. It focuses on equity, standards, core instruction, differentiated learning, student-centered learning, individualized student needs, and the alignment of systems necessary for all students’ academic, behavioral, social, and emotional successes.

Key Benefits

Highly positive, collaborative, and cognitive approach versus the traditional punitive approach for students.
Major cost savings by decreasing a school district's reliance on costly non-public schools and residential treatment centers saving thousands of dollars.
Helps districts support and sustain their own students and intervention programs.
Increased utilization of research-based strategies.
Improves test scores, grades, and attendance.

How We Can Help

Collaborative Learning Solutions is committed to supporting sustainable and equitable system change utilizing various types of support with our Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Programming.


We provide program manual development to address and build structures of sustainability and cognitive-based practices.


We provide walk-throughs, collaboration, and individual coaching to help build capacity and implementation.

Professional Learning

Our professional learning services seek to create an experience in which participants are engaged, challenged, and emotionally motivated to improve practice and change the lives of students they serve.

Data Solutions

We offer a range of solutions including a Software toolkit and system that provides visual analytics and dynamic analysis for specific areas of skill development.

Program Fidelity

Our Fidelity Tool evaluates key classroom and program structures in the areas of school climate, program components, academics, and SEL development at all three tiers.

We customize all of our solutions for each LEA, district, school, etc. we work with. View and share our Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Programming info here. Please contact us for more information or assistance by filling out the contact form below on the page.


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Our Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Programming


Typical Programs

​​​ We come alongside our partners to develop, collaborate, and/or improve existing programs.

Provide a program that doesn’t build internal capacity.

We collaborate with our partners at the county or district level, site administration, and classroom level.

We provide consultation services, professional learning, and direct classroom coaching.

We teach and promote a caring, safe environment through the development, maintenance, and repair of authentic relationships.

Attempt to provide safe environments through the use of strong adult-driven boundaries and controls.

We teach and promote rigorous skill development through targeted lessons, real-life experiences, and problem-solving opportunities.

Reliance on teaching social skills predominately through the use of social skills curriculum that is removed from real-life experiences. 

We initiate students’ thinking skills through the use of cognitive-based practices.

Attempt to shape student behavior through adult directives followed by rewards and consequences.

We teach and promote targeted growth for students that is focused on the process, reflection, and attributions of successes and failures. Adults and students collaborate on setting goals that focus on an increase in desired skills and/or behaviors. 

Growth is monitored through adult-driven performance goals which are oftentimes focused on a decrease in maladaptive behaviors.

We collaborate on building teams with an equitable systems’ view of serving its’ students. Teams create a shared vision that supports an integrative set of research-based systems that are culturally responsive, trauma-responsive, rigorous, and relevant to support each student. 

Systems are used that focus on rewards and consequences of student behaviors.

The promotion of mental health support being embedded in the program.

Counseling and/or mental health support is typically provided outside of the students’ typical environment(s).

Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory

Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory emphasizes reciprocal influences of behavior, environment, and person/cognitive factors.

Behavioral Theory

The Traditional Approach is to utilize Operant Conditioning which provides limitations and less motivational results.



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