Too Good for Violence Grade 3 Kit

Too Good for ViolenceGrade 3

Otto the Robot teaches effective communication skills and introduces third graders to the basic skills of conflict resolution including self-control and stopping to think before acting. With the help of Otto, third graders use role-play and fun activities to learn to work together to express their feelings directly, practice active listening skills, and consider other points of view.

The Too Good toolkit includes everything you need to teach the lessons:

  • Teacher’s Manual
  • 25 Student Workbooks
  • 25 Decoder Strips
  • Otto the Remote-Controlled Robot
  • Otto and Person Puzzle Posters
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Too Good for Violence Grade 3 Kit

Item No: C8300

$199.95

Curriculum features include:

  • Seven 30-60 minute research based lessons, completely scripted and conveniently presented in a three-ring binder, making them easy to use and enjoyable to teach.
  • Interactive lessons beginning with clearly-stated, measurable objectives and a list of materials needed to teach the lesson.
  • A parent component, “Home Workout: Exercises for Parents and Kids,” to extend prevention skills and messages into the home.
  • A “Looking for More?” section with suggestions for infusion, recommended reading, and additional activities for reinforcing important concepts and skills.
  • Assessment materials to measure program effectiveness, fidelity of implementation, and student knowledge.
  • Too Good for Violence logic model including the program’s theory of change and the proven strategies incorporated into the lessons.
  • Strategies and methods to build family and school connectedness to reinforce the healthy social and emotional development of the students.

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Too Good for Violence K-5

Too Good for Violence K-5 is a universal, violence prevention and character education program that teaches character-based skills, attitudes, and behaviors to help elementary students: differentiate between feelings and actions, encourage respect between peers, and celebrate diversity. Program lessons and activities help kids realize that as individuals and as a group, they are too good for bullying and violence.

Too Good for Violence is social emotional learning

Too Good for Violence teaches the following social and emotional learning skills, which research has linked with healthy development and academic success:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Anger management
  • Respect for self and others
  • Effective communication

Too Good for Violence develops core character traits

Too Good for Violence promotes character development by strengthening eight key character traits:

  • Caring
  • Cooperation
  • Courage
  • Fairness
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Self-discipline

How does Too Good work?

Too Good offers developmentally appropriate curricula for each grade level in kindergarten through grade 5. Each grade level builds on previous levels, developing the skills sequentially with engaging, age-appropriate lessons and activities.

Mitigates risk factors and builds protective factors

Too Good focuses on the risk factors that can be positively affected in the classroom: favorable attitudes toward drugs, violence, and other problem behaviors; and friends who engage in problem behavior.

Too Good builds protection within the student by:

  • Providing opportunities for pro-social involvement
  • Establishing positive norms including healthy beliefs and clear standards
  • Promoting bonding to pro-social peers
  • Increasing personal and social skills

Understanding the Logic Model

The Mendez Foundation developed Logic Models for Too Good to map out the Theory of Change and demonstrate graphically the assumptions that drive Too Good. The logic model communicates an "if-then" message of what changes the program intends to produce. It helps to make the connections among the target group, goals, strategies, objectives and planned program results and lays out what the program is expected to achieve and how it is expected to work.

Too Good for Violence K-8

Research Design

Each of the Too Good evaluation studies were conducted by third-party researchers and used randomized treatment-control group designs (pre-test/post-test, 20-week post-test, or one-year follow-up). The Researchers examined pre-test equivalence between treatment and control groups; potential bias of loss of student data over time; quality of program implementation; and estimates of reliability and validity of assessment tools.

The award-winning Too Good programs have undergone rigorous, independent evaluation studies to measure their effects on students' skills, attitudes, intentions, and behaviors. Studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national evaluation conferences. These studies demonstrate the effectiveness of Too Good.

Too Good for Violence K-8 Research Reports

Organization/AgencyTGFD K-8TGFV K-8TGFD&V High School
NREPP: National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs & Practices Reviewed evaluation
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Reviewed evaluation
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Promising Practices Network: Programs that Work Screened program
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Screened program
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SAMHSA: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration Model program Model program Model program
What works clearinghouse: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Positive effects on behavior Positive effect on behavior & knowledge, attitudes & values Positive effect on behavior & knowledge, attitudes & values

Awards

Too Good programs have earned recognition and acclaim for their impact in promoting safer and healthy youth and communities. 

  • Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association's (FADAA) Best Practices Award
  • The American Medical Association's National Congress on Adolescent Health
  • The President's Child Safety Partnership
  • Southeast Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities Shining Star Award
  • Our programs received a high rating in "Drug Strategies"

Other Recognition

Recognition for Too Good for Drugs™ in Drug Strategies "Making the Grade": "Some very strong elements in this very detailed, 10 session per year curriculum. Provides developmentally appropriate information about alcohol, tobacco and marijuana. Normative education activities creative and compelling, new ideas for games. Includes no-use pledge."

Recognition for Too Good for Violence in Drug Strategies "Safe Schools, Safe Students": "A delightful package of materials (that) complements this highly interactive 4-9 session program. Strongly focused on critical skill areas. Extremely detailed instructions for teachers. Very complete."