Welcome to
3G Strong

Research shows that social and emotional skills are essential to success in school and career. Welcome to the place where you can learn social and emotional skills critical to success. We offer a curriculum designed for schools, after school programs, and home that includes e-learning, interactive books, games for all kids and so much more!

The 3GSTRONG curriculum includes relevant entertaining characters (like the one to the left here!) in an entertaining presentation where teachers learn alongside students. Lessons include social and emotional development under three focal areas; grit, growth mindset, and grace. Students connect to the stories and learn from our characters Grit Grinder, Theo and Grace, in their real life lessons that teach students tools to be in control of their emotions, how to increase their intelligence and strategies to overcome obstacles. The 3GSTRONG lessons include teaching students about how their brain works and the power of breathing as one of the tools to be in control of their emotions. As educators and administrators, we have seen students’ mindsets change to be 3GSTRONG: thus reaching their full potential.

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  • 1 Purchase Individual Month Lesson or Our Full Catalog
  • 2 Get your classroom, school or district pass code.
  • 3 Gain access to ready to use engaging lessons designed for Kinder - 5th Grade
  • 4 Click “Present” on the lesson.
  • 5 Each lesson is designed to last one month and includes 3 weekly lessons, engaging lessons and a guided video for a mindful minute.

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Our Lessons

All of our lessons come with our introduction video to acquaint you with our curriculum!

3G Strong Introduction

Meet Grit, Grace and Theo, the Growth Mindset team. These lovable, relatable characters will teach students the skills they need to grow socially, emotionally and academically. Grit, with his charm and charisma, learns to be gritty about school like he is in sports. Grace has to learn to give grace to herself like she does to her friends. And Theo, our technically and academically advanced, but sometimes socially unaware friend, teaches kids to visualize their success and learns to see others' points of view.

Month of Mindfulness

This month our focus in on mindfulness, being completely present and becoming aware of how they feel and act. Teaching students how to calm their brain and focus is critical for the world fast paced world we live in today. Research shows that mindfulness increase student focus and attention on tasks. Mindfulness increases student emotional regulation. Mindfulness changes in the brain lead to less student reaction when emotions are triggered. Mindfulness leads to greater compassion towards others. Mindfulness reduces anxiety and stress.It's important to give students the tools they need to be mindful in today's fast paced world.

Month of Social Graces

Just like not all students come to school as readers, not all students are equipped with the skills of making friends or appropriately dealing with their emotions to allow them to do so. Those students must be taught social skills just like a child must be taught to read. Before we can expect them to respond or make friends like we hope they will, they must have the tools they need to get the results we hope for. It's important that in school, we coach and model these skills. These lessons teach social graces by coaching students through bibliotherapy, situational scenarios, reflecting, and fun games.

Month of Social Savvy Skills

Just like there are rules to create fairness in games, there are rules to create standards of behavior that make people comfortable in new situations. Those rules to be social savvy are called manners. Manners create an expectation for behavior. When we know what to expect, our amygdala, the watchdog of our brain, can stay calm and realize we are safe. When people behave in ways that are unexpected in situations, it creates a feeling of discomfort for us or others. This month, we will talk about the role of manners, seeing others' perspectives, and making everyone feel comfortable and valued.

A Month of Keys to Success

Keys to Success is centered on executive function skills, SEL skills with a focal point of grit, growth mindset and grace. Executive Functions “cognitive control skills” or “mental skills” are like CEO of the brain, in charge of deciding where to focus attention and what needs to get done. It is like a conductor who selects music the orchestra will perform, interprets the piece, sets the tempo, and directs each section of musicians to contribute at the same moment. Students can and should be taught their executive functioning skills as a path to self-directed learning and overall self-directed happiness. Research says that our executive function skills do not “just happen.” We need time to learn and practice to develop these skills; thus, improving students’ social, emotional, and cognitive development. Teachers and parents need to be consistent and patient in teaching these skills. Research shows the pre-frontal cortex does not fully develop until the age of 25. So, until the age of 25, we act as their pre-frontal cortex. Keep teaching those executive function skills!

Practice with Purpose

This month we dive deeper into what it means to have a growth mindset and grit. Our characters see that through effort and practice they can grow their brain and learn anything. Theo, Grit, and Grace show us that learning can be messy and making a mistake is part of the learning process. They begin to understand the importance their mindset has on overcoming obstacles to reach their goals.

Social Savvy Skills Part 2

This month, we learn to be socially savvy by looking at the role of manners in teamwork and the importance of sharing, taking turns, communication, and encouraging one another. Good manners are the foundation for strong social skills, enrich our communication skills, and cultivate gratitude. The next week we dive deeper into gratitude, a social savvy skill which means to feel a deep appreciation of what one has. Researchers have found that showing gratitude increase well-being, health, and happiness. Being grateful and expressing it is also associated with increased energy, optimism, and empathy. Last, we learn about emotional intelligence and examine how we can identify emotions, understanding where emotions come from and learn ways to manage our emotions. In Daniel Goldman's book, Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More than IQ, Daniel Goldman explains 5 components of emotional intelligence; self-awareness, self-regulation, internal motivation, empathy and social skills.   Students will increase their Social Savvy Skills as they learn manners or the rules for social situations, feel gratitude and an appreciation for others, and learn how their emotional intelligence will help to regulate emotions and build social connections.

Grace Under Pressure

Some students suffer from perfectionism, which can come across in several ways. One way is that a child has to make everything perfect and has negative self-talk when it's not. They beat themselves up because nothing is ever good enough. They put tremendous pressure and stress on themselves. They need to learn that learning is a process and that sometimes good is good enough. Other students want things to be so perfect that they are afraid to attempt anything they aren't sure they can do easily and perfectly. They don't look at failure as part of learning. They look at failure as defining who they are. These students need to be taught resilience and that a FAIL is just a First Attempt In Learning. Through effort, they can turn a failure into success if they choose. It will take work, but turning failure to success can be fun. Both of these kinds of perfectionists need to learn to control their amygdala through breathing, visualizing success, and positive self-talk.

The Best Me I Can Be

This month is about being the best you that you can be in regards to self care. At the root of taking care of ourselves, we need to look at what we put into our body and how much sleep or downtime we give ourselves. We introduce many healthy foods, emphasize the importance of eating healthy, sleeping well, and getting time for play so our children can be the best they can be.

A Month of Lessons Learned

Sometimes we go through our day or even longer without actually slowing down to process it. We learn so much about ourselves and others when we go back and mindfully reflect on a our life. When we teach children to reflect without judgement to see examine what their attitude was, what their effort was, what their impact was, and what they might do differently after thinking about it, we offer them an opportunity to grow and become more self and socially aware.
3GStrong gave our students time to discuss feelings and thoughts during a calm environment. This way, when a strong feeling did occur, students could more clearly identify their feelings and use coping tools.

Alba Garza, Site Director - AlphaBEST Education

Before 3GStrong, my daughter struggled to control her emotions and lacked empathy for others. I’ve watched her grow so much with just one year of 3GStrong. I’m excited that she gets to continue learning these skills with 3GStrong another year before middle school.

Ms. Espinoza, 4th Grade Parent

As a result of using 3GStrong, students in my class seemed to be less afraid to make mistakes and took more risks in their learning. They didn't focus as much on what others think because they have realized that making mistakes is a part of the learning process and we all have different needs, strengths, weaknesses, ways of learning, and tools to help us be successful, and that is okay as long as we keep on trying and don't give up. This new learning is evident in student responses. Students better understand that success requires practice and a positive attitude in addition to grit as well. Since using this program, students are also more aware of and sensitive to their classmates and more willing to give grace to others. The program has increased their ability to collaborate and their perspective has grown and is less "me" centered.

Ms. Thakkar, 3rd Grade Teacher

3GStrong significantly helped my students think critically about themselves and the choices that they made daily both in and out of the classroom. My students were able to use the language from 3G strong to encourage their classmates and help hold each other accountable for the relationships that they wanted in their friendships.

Ms. Carter, Kindergarten Teacher

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