Established in 1996 in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Discovery Institute created the Discovery Program to help educators "... teach social-emotional skills to students struggling with academic, attendance, and attitude problems. The curriculum includes sophisticated social skills, behavior management strategies, culture development, and experiential activities" (Discovery Institue, Overview).
The program has a threefold objective:
1. to develop a strong sense of community and a support system for all students; 2. to teach, practice, and give feedback on specific positive social skills; 3. to reinforce the school/classroom culture and ensure that all students know what's expected of them and what to expect from the staff (Overview).
The six units of Discovery are effective group skills and team building, anger management; effective communication; assertiveness training, problem-solving; and conflict resolution.
"Program Overview." Discovery Institute Limited, http://www.discoveryprogram.net/program-overview/, Accessed 4 Apr. 2020