Because etiQit is such an innovative approach to social emotional learning, you may have questions about how (and why) to use it. To help, we compiled the list of faQs below. The faQs are designed specifically for teachers, especially those who are introducing a Qit in their classroom for the very first time. From learning how to operate a Prezi to navigating your way through a Qit, these faQs should give you everything you need to get started.

VIDEO TUTORIALS:

How to use an etiQit Prezi

This comprehensive video lets you view a Qit (and specifically, a Prezi) in action! Press play to view, and then if you like, click on any spot in the video timer bar in order to skip ahead to the topics you are most interested in. (Please allow 5-10 seconds for the video to load when you skip to a new section, and click the HD button for a crisper image if your video turns fuzzy after skipping ahead). You’ll find the following topics covered at the times listed below:

  • 0:40 – 5:00: A brief overview of what’s included in your Qit (the PDF you download from TpT) and how to navigate thru it
  • 5:00 – 8:30: How to find and open your Prezi
  • 8:30 – 10:50: Definition of a Prezi and explanation of how to navigate thru it (using just two buttons!)
  • 10:50 – 27:10: A walk-through of an etiQit Prezi (highlighting specific features and tips for teaching)
  • 27:10 – 33:15: Where to find help and support if you need it (via email or by using an online FAQ page)
  • 33:15 – 36:30: How to earn credit toward future purchases on TpT by leaving feedback

MATERIALS & DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

What is a Qit?

A Qit is a mini-unit comprised of six unique teaching materials (plus an Answer Key) designed to help students develop a specific social emotional skill. The materials in each Qit are designed to be download-and-use, with little pre-planning and no extra materials required. Click on the individual material names below to see a highly-detailed visual sample of each material included in every Qit:

  • Mini-Lesson: this content-rich heart of every Qit comes in two formats (an interactive, full-color Prezi and an infographic-style printable) and introduces the specific social emotional skill of focus, face-to-face and online strategies to develop the skill, vocabulary words, a writing activity, and more
  • Worksheet: designed to help review and reinforce concepts presented in the Mini-Lesson, this material is uber flexible, perfect for use as a companion to the Mini-Lesson or as a group work activity, homework assignment, or quiz following the Mini-Lesson
  • Strategy Practice Activity: it’s the Goobs’ time to shine in this content-rich short-answer activity, which helps students gain a deeper understanding of the strategy they just learned in the Mini-Lesson by seeing two Goobs applying that strategy to a problem or challenge they are facing
  • Extension Activity: the show-stopping design of this activity (featuring apps, music, puzzles, social media and other trends popular with young people) has major appeal to students, whose understanding of the concepts learned in the Mini-Lesson will be reinforced and extended with new examples and applications
  • Writing Activity: students will reflect on the concepts learned throughout the Qit and apply those concepts to their own personal experiences in this writing activity, which can be used to encourage lively group discussions, but is also the perfect tool for individual assessment
  • Real-Life Challengs Actvity: through a fun checklist of challenges, this final student material of the Qit helps students apply the concepts and strategies they’ve learned to their own lives so that they may see and experience the strategies “in action”

Do I have to start with Qit 1? Or can I choose any Qit that appeals to me?

You absolutely do not have to start with Qit 1, and can use the Qits in any order. The Qits are numbered simply for organizational purposes, and not as a suggested order for use. You will notice, however, that certain Qits work well together, as they share some similar concepts. If you are looking for multiple Qits with closely-related topics that build on each other, check out the bundles (groups of three related Qits sold together at a discount) in etiQit’s TeachersPayTeachers store. And of course, feel free to choose whichever Qits look most interesting or relevant to the needs of your students and use them in the order that works best for you.

Do I have to use all the materials in each Qit? Can I use them in any order?

You don’t have to use all the materials…but once you see how engaging and content-rich they are, you probably won’t want to miss anything! The most essential piece of each Qit is the Mini-Lesson. This piece really can not be skipped, as it provides students with an introduction and basic understanding of a specific social emotional skill and a strategy to put it into practice. The other materials reinforce the concepts learned in the Mini-Lesson and extend students’ understanding of the skills and strategies by providing real-life scenarios and examples, and requiring more higher-level critical thinking from students.

Regarding order of use, the materials in each Qit build upon each other and were designed to be used in the suggested order. (Materials are clearly numbered at the top of each page for easy identification.) etiQit’s cast of characters (known as the Goobs) are faced with a social emotional problem or challenge in each Qit, and if the Qit materials are used in order, students will see the Goobs working through their problem (which is introduced in the Mini-Lesson, the first material) and ultimately resolving it (in the Writing Activity). Of course, you know your students best, so if an alternative order is more effective in your classroom, give it a try! As long as you use the Mini-Lesson first, other materials could feasibly be presented in an alternative order or be eliminated altogether, should you wish.

Do the two versions of the Mini-Lesson (Prezi and printable) include the same information?

Due to space constraints, the only information that is not included in the printable Mini-Lesson but is found in the Mini-Lesson Prezi is a section entitled, “Break It Down for Me.” This section immediately follows the three-step strategy, and provides more in-depth discussion and examples of the strategy, information that is simply too lengthy to fit on a printable. However, the essential pieces of information which students will need to understand the concepts and make sense of the other materials in the Qit are included in both versions of the Mini-Lesson, so take a look at each format to decide which will best meet the needs of your students.

Where can I find more detailed information on the specific materials included in a Qit?

Please click the links below to visit separate pages providing in-depth details and visual examples of the specific materials included in every Qit:

If you’d like to test run an etiQit Qit free of charge so that you can see all the materials in a Qit up close and personal, check out Qit 8: Being an Upstander, available for download here.

Are materials offered in both color and black-and-white formats?

The Mini-Lesson Prezi (which is projectable) is offered in brilliant full-color and packed with fun, modern graphics and effects. In an attempt to help teachers keep ink costs down, all other materials in the Qit are designed in black-and-white. As when printing any document, please double-check that your printer settings are set to “Grayscale” when printing etiQit printables to ensure that your printer is only using black ink for the print job.

Why aren’t etiQit materials editable? Might you release editable products in the future?

Part of what makes etiQit so unique is the striking visual appeal of its products, which include exciting graphics and 3D art. Many of these graphics were original designs by etiQit, but some were purchased through third-party stock graphics providers like Shutterstock. The license that etiQit purchased some of its images under requires that if the images are included as part of a product that is sold (as etiQit Qits are), the images included in that product must be protected, so as not to be reproduced without permission. In order to comply with these license requirements and protect the art included in its products, etiQit materials are not editable, and will not be editable for the foreseeable future. If you have a request for an editable product, etiQit is always looking for suggestions, so please contact us with your idea.

Can you provide a guide to some of the common web abbreviations and tween/teen lingo used in Qits?

While it’s likely that your students will recognize every pop culture reference and web abbreviation used in etiQit’s curriculum, here’s a list to help teachers decode the most commonly-used lingo:

LOL: laugh out loud
F2F: face-to-face, in person
IRL: in real life, in person
BTW: by the way
JTLYK: just to let you know
YOLO: you only live once
ROTFL: rolling on the floor laughing
BFF: best friend(s) forever
JLaw: Jennifer Lawrence
for real: yes, I agree
amirite: am I right?
shazam/woot/nice/score: awesome; celebrating a job well done
crushed it/killed it: did a great job; conquered something
fail/epic fail: failure, often in a huge or embarrassing way
molto: very; extremely
noob: someone who is new, unfamiliar with, or unskilled
chillax: chill out, relax
peeps: people; friends
selfie: a photo taken of one’s self, and posted online
{sigh}, {gulp}, {wink}: anything in brackets shows nonverbals

I’m intrigued, and would like to test run a Qit for free. Do you offer a free trial Qit?

You’re in luck! etiQit offers a fantastic Qit free of charge on its TpT page, where all other available Qits are also sold. To download the free Qit, you’ll need to create an account at TpT.com. Once you’re all set up, visit the product page for Qit 8: Being an Upstander, which you can download for free. Hopefully, you’ll love what you see and will be back for more! Be sure to follow etiQit’s Store Page on TpT to receive alerts on discounts, special deals, and new product offerings.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT:

I’ve never used a Prezi before. Can you provide some tips for a beginner?

The great thing about Prezis is that they look very complex and tech-savvy, but are super simple to view! In short, a Prezi is a digital presentation similar to a Power Point, but equipped with much more exciting viewing features such as zooming, turning, and perspective-changing which create an animation-like feel that is exciting and engaging…especially for tech-savvy students!

OPENING YOUR PREZI
You can locate and open your Prezi with just a few simple clicks by following these easy steps:

  • Find your Prezi and open it: Because the Prezi included in each Qit is packed full of exciting and complex graphics and effects, it is an incredibly large file, too large to be included for download from TpT. Instead, when you purchase a Qit from TpT, the PDF that you download will include a private Internet link to your Prezi, along with a password that allows you to access that link. (Note: The Prezi link is simply a clickable link that will take you to a private page on which you can view the Prezi online. You will not be required to download any software from any third-party site.) The password is necessary to ensure that only those who have purchased a Qit will be able to access that Qit’s Prezi online. So when you open the PDF you downloaded from TpT, scroll to Page 4 in the PDF (the Table of Contents), and you will be find both the clickable link to the Prezi and the password to access that Prezi at the top of the page. Note the password that is listed below the Prezi link. Then, click the link, and you will immediately be prompted to enter the password on a screen that looks like this:

    PreziPasswordScreenShot

    Enter the password provided in your Qit, all lowercase, no spaces between words. When you click ‘Submit,’ you will be redirected to a page that contains your Prezi, and looks like the screen below. You are now ready to view your Prezi by simply clicking the ‘Start Prezi’ icon in the middle of the screen.

    etiQit Prezi Screen Shot 1

OPERATING YOUR PREZI:
Now that you know how to locate and open your Prezi, here are a few simple tips for operating your Prezi with ease:

  • Be patient when viewing the first time: Because the Prezi included in each Qit is packed full of exciting and complex animation and 3D graphics, it is an incredibly large file, and may take time to load. Once you click ‘Start Prezi,’ you will see a blue bar extending along the bottom of the Prezi window, showing its loading progress, as well as individual graphics and images loading in the Prezi screen. While most computers load etiQit Prezis in less than 10 seconds, allow up to 2 minutes for your Prezi to load completely the first time, before you begin viewing it.
  • Use Fullscreen Mode: Once the Prezi has loaded, you will want to press the Fullscreen Mode button to enlarge the Prezi for viewing on Smart Boards or other projectors connected to a computer. (etiQit Prezis should work with any projector system connected to a computer.) To enter Fullscreen Mode, simply press the button in the lower right hand corner of the Prezi, which looks like a solid rectangle with outlines around its corners. Once you press the Fullscreen button, a box will pop up, asking if you want to ‘Allow Fullscreen with Keyboard Controls.’ Click ‘Allow,’ and you will enter Fullscreen Mode.
  • Know your buttons: Use the left and right arrows on your keyboard or click on the Next Slide/Previous Slide buttons with your computer’s mouse to move from slide to slide in the Prezi. Or, if using a Smart Board or other projector, press the Previous Slide, Next Slide, and Scroll Through Slides buttons (all shown below) on your Smart Board to control the Prezi.

    etiQit Prezi Screen Shot 2

    The easiest and recommended way to navigate through an etiQit Prezi is to use the Next Slide button to advance forward one slide at a time. You can also use the Previous Slide button to return to a slide you want to review. If you want to skip forward or backward several slides at a time (without having to hit the Next Slide or Previous Slide buttons multiple times), you can press and drag the Scroll Through Slides button, which appears as a blue circle when you press down on the blue bar at the bottom of the Prezi. etiQit does not recommend using the Autoplay button (located just to the left of the Fullscreen Mode button) to present Prezis, as this button will advance slides forward at a set rate, perhaps not allowing enough time to review certain slides thoroughly.

TROUBLSHOOTING TIPS:
Most people view and use etiQit Prezis with no problems at all. However, if you’ve followed the steps above and are unable to open, view or use your Prezi, here are a few quick and easy things you can try:

  • Restart your computer: This trick works for me 99% of the time when my Prezi is not loading or performing how it should. If you are able to play a Prezi, but the animation (transition from slide to slide) remains choppy (even after playing through once and then trying it a second time), try closing all your programs and restarting your computer. Sometimes this simple trick can free up the memory or bandwidth your Prezi needs to run smoothly. If you have a more serious issue, like not being able to open a Prezi at all, move on to the troubleshooting points below.
  • Check your system requirements: All you need to view etiQit Prezis is a reliable Internet connection and Adobe Flash Player, Version 11.1. If you regularly view web videos without issue, your computer likely already meets these requirements, but if not, you can download Adobe Flash Player for free here. Want to give an etiQit Prezi a test run to be sure it works with your hardware? View etiQit’s free Prezi from Qit 8: Being an Upstander, available here.
  • Try a different browser: Although etiQit Prezis have been tested and verified to function well on Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer, occasionally one of your browsers may have privacy or security settings that will cause problems in the viewing of Prezis. If you are experiencing viewing difficulties, try viewing the Prezi on a different browser.
  • Check security settings and firewalls: Although uncommon, sometimes a firewall or other security setting may prevent you from properly viewing Prezis. To diagnose this problem, view this advice from Prezi.
  • Ask for help: If after troubleshooting with all the directions above, you are still unable to view your Prezi effectively, please contact us. We’re not super tech gurus, but have enough experience that we should be able to help you get up and running. So feel free to drop us a note, and we’ll do what we can to help!

Do I need to download any software to view and present etiQit materials? Is an Internet connection required to do so?

etiQit is designed to appeal to tech-savvy students, but without putting a huge technology burden on teachers. Most likely, once you download a Qit after purchasing it from TpT, your computer will already have everything it needs to view and present your new Qit. Just to be sure, an explanation of the technology requirements (several of which are optional) is provided below.

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader: Are you able to view PDFs on your computer? If so, then you likely already have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is required to view the one large PDF file that you will download upon your purchase of a Qit from TpT. If for some reason you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it here for free.
  • Adobe Flash Player, Version 11.1: Do you routinely view videos from the web on your computer without any issues? If so, then you likely already have Adobe Flash Player, which is required to view the Prezi version of the Mini-Lesson. Not sure if you have this software? Try viewing etiQit’s free Prezi from Qit 8: Being An Upstander, available here. If for some reason you do not have Adobe Flash Player, you can download it here for free. (Click ‘Get the Latest Version’ near the top right of the page to get started.)
  • Internet Connection: Because the Prezi included in each Qit is packed full of exciting and complex animation and 3D graphics, it is an incredibly large file, too large to be included for download from TpT. Instead, an Internet link to the Prezi comes with each Qit, and this link is really the easiest way to view the Prezi. (Note: The Prezi link is simply a clickable link that will take you to a page on which you can view the Prezi online; it does not require you to download the Prezi from any third-party site.) Viewing the Prezi link (and any other links that may be included in the Qit) will require a reliable Internet connection.

    If you’re not sure if your computer has the necessary Internet connection or memory to view a Prezi, try viewing etiQit’s free Prezi from Qit 8: Being An Upstander, available here. If your Internet connection is unreliable and you would still like to view the Prezi that came with your purchased Qit, please contact us, and we will work on getting you a copy of the Prezi file, either via email or hard good.

  • QR Code Reader App (optional): Depending on the format (which varies from Qit to Qit), the Extension Activity in your Qit may include an optional QR Code Activity. To complete this optional activity, students need a QR Code Reader app. While most students likely already have such an app on their device, those who do not can download a free and highly-rated scanning app such as QR Code Reader & Barcode Scanner. For more information on the optional QR Code Activities, click here.
  • Tablets or Devices (optional): Some etiQit materials do include links to websites, resources, and apps that students may wish to access and explore. But except for the Prezi, all materials are also printable, so you can absolutely use etiQit’s curriculum without access to devices or technology in your classroom. If you do wish to use technology to access some of etiQit’s online components (such as the Prezi, QR Code activities included in some Extension Activities, or links listed in some Real-Life Challenges Activities), here are a few options:
    1. Establish a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) privilege for students on the days you will be working on etiQit material. This will allow students to bring in their own tablets or phones to access online resources or activities presented in etiQit materials.
    2. Assign etiQit materials as homework, so that students will have access to their devices should the activity include a link or other online component.
    3. Use the classroom Smart Board (or any projector connected to a computer) to access etiQit’s online resources and activities, and review them together as a class.
  • Various Apps Referenced In Qits (optional): Some Qits contain references to apps which may be helpful to students in their practice and exploration of a new social emotional skill. For example, Qit 19: Nurturing a Positive Self-View, provides a list of apps that deliver daily positive-thinking and motivational messages to subscribers, as a way to help improve a person’s positive self-talk (which is part of the strategy students learn about in the Qit). Apps like these, referred to in various Qits, are not essential to the teaching of the Qit, but rather, are fun optional add-ons for students to explore with the teacher’s permission. All apps referenced in Qits have been thoroughly reviewed for appropriate content, and whenever possible, free apps are recommended.
  • Remember, all etiQit links and resources that require an Internet connection (including the QR Code Activities detailed above) are optional, and not essential to the students’ successful completion of a Qit.

My classroom is not equipped with tablets or computers for student use. Can I still use etiQit materials?

Of course! Although etiQit does include optional links and online resources in some Qits, all of the materials in each Qit (except for the Prezi) are printable, and do not require the use of a computer or device to complete. Should you wish to have students access some of the links or online resources included in your Qit (such as the optional QR Code Activity included in some Extension Activities or the links included in some Real-Life Challenges Activities), here are a few options to consider:

  1. Establish a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) privilege for students on the days you will be working on etiQit materials. This will allow students to bring in their own tablets or phones to access online resources or links.
  2. Assign materials that include links or online resources as homework, so that students will have access to their own phones/tablets and can access the online components.
  3. If you have a Smart Board (or any projector connected to a computer) use it to access etiQit’s online resources and activities, and review them together as a class.

Remember, all etiQit links and resources that require an Internet connection are optional, and not essential to the students’ successful completion of a Qit. Even if you have no technology resources at your disposal whatsoever, you can use the printable etiQit materials which cover all the essential learning material in each Qit.

My classroom does not have a Smart Board. Can I still use etiQit materials?

Absolutely! Every material included in the Qit is printable, and can be completed without a computer or device. The Prezi, which is the only projectable material, does come in a printable version as well. Should you wish to use the projectable Prezi, but do not have a Smart Board or other projector, note that Prezis can be viewed on desktop computers and iPads. To view the Prezi on an iPad simply download the Prezi app, available for free download, in order to view Prezis.

If I’m having technical trouble, do I contact you or TpT for help?

If you are having trouble downloading an etiQit file from TpT, follow the steps above. If none of those tips help, it is likely a technical glitch that we will not be able to solve. In this rare case, you will want to contact TpT. To do so, click on “My TpT,” and on the drop-down menu that pops up, click on “My Purchases.” You’ll be taken to a page with a box that reads, “Need Help?” and right underneath that title, you should click on, “Download Difficulties.” You can then submit a request to TpT to look at the specific etiQit product you are having trouble downloading, and they will help you solve the issue. As noted on TpT, please do not leave negative feedback if there is a download issue, as it is out of etiQit’s control. Instead, contact TpT, and they will help!

If you are able to download an etiQit product just fine from TpT but have technical challenges using it, that’s when you contact etiQit, and we will be happy to help!

ABOUT ETIQIT:

What is etiQit, and how is it different from other social emotional learning (SEL) curricula?

etiQit is a curriculum that provides students with skills and strategies promoting social emotional health and personal safety in both face-to-face (F2F) and online interactions. Read on to learn about this modern approach to SEL, and its unique scope and tech-savvy student appeal which set it apart from any other SEL program currently available.

  • Scope: Like other SEL programs, etiQit’s curriculum derives many of its skills and strategies from the CDC’s National Health Education Standards, with an emphasis on the standards for grades 5 through 9. However, etiQit’s scope goes beyond these standards to specifically focus on the development of two unique SEL traits: resiliency and school connectedness. Why these traits? Interestingly, both resiliency (the ability to cope and ‘bounce back’ from adversity or loss) and school connectedness (students’ feeling of being valued and supported in their school community) have been identified repeatedly by current research as skills that are lacking in young people involved in school violence, bullying, and suicide. Specifically, a lack of resiliency has been identified as one of the only characteristics consistently shared by young school shooters, and has been a factor common in youth suicides. A lack of school connectedness has also been shown to contribute significantly to students’ involvement in school violence, as well as increased involvement in bullying and suicide. etiQit empowers teachers to take action in the fight against bullying, school violence, and youth suicide through education, with a focus on specific social emotional skills and strategies designed to help students build resiliency and improve connectedness, build healthy relationships and support systems, learn when to ask for help, and work towards improving personal safety and overall social emotional health.
  • Student Appeal: The tech-driven world we live in requires students to learn a modern set of social strategies in order to maintain healthy relationships and personal safety. That’s why etiQit offers face-to-face (F2F) and online strategies in each Qit, designed to promote students’ social emotional health and safety in both online and in-person scenarios. Unlike any other social emotional programs, etiQit embraces the modern, tech-savvy nature of today’s young people with a curriculum that uses technology, social media, apps, pop culture, and music to generate student interest and a sense of relatability. etiQit is written with an informal tone and infused with urban language and pop culture references to engage students, while keeping content appropriate and conducive to learning.

Is etiQit for use in general classrooms, or more specific to settings like counseling and special ed?

etiQit is designed for use in a variety of learning settings, including general classrooms. Teachers in specialized fields (such as counseling, life skills, or occupational therapy) may wish to purchase several Qits to supplement the topics already taught in their standard curriculum. General classroom teachers, on the other hand, may wish to purchase Qits singly on an as-needed basis, whenever they notice students struggling with a particular social emotional skill that could be developed with the use of a Qit. Ultimately, etiQit materials are designed for use by a broad range of educators working with students in grades 5-9, including the following:

  • General classroom teachers
  • School guidance counselors and psychologists
  • Special education teachers
  • Speech Therapists
  • Communication disorder specialists
  • Occupational and behavioral therapists
  • Expeditionary learning teachers
  • Health teachers
  • Life Skills teachers
  • Vocational Education teachers
  • Character Education teachers
  • Homeschooling teachers
  • Parents
  • Educators teaching at after-school or summer programs
  • Educators or volunteers teaching at community organizations, such as the YMCA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Boys & Girls Club
  • Educators or volunteers teaching character development programs at local churches or places of worship

Truly, any teacher, educator, parent, or volunteer wishing to help young people develop social emotional skills can use etiQit to do so. Still not sure if etiQit is the solution you’re looking for? Give us a test run by downloading our free product, Qit 8: Being An Upstander.

What’s the meaning behind etiQit’s tagline, ‘you.v2.’?

At the very core of etiQit’s message to students is the importance of being true to yourself in decision-making, relationships, and life. The tagline ‘you.v2.’ expresses this importance of individuality, and hints at the fact that etiQit is designed to help young people improve their social emotional health not by conforming to rules or checklists of who they should be, but by “upgrading” their social emotional skills to become stronger, healthier versions of who they already are.

What’s the deal with the little characters found throughout each Qit?

The colorful creatures gracing the pages of each Qit are a motley crew we lovingly refer to as ‘The Goobs.’ While the Goobs certainly bring personality and fun to etiQit, their inclusion in the curriculum had more far-reaching objectives than amping up the cuteness factor. Specifically, the Goobs accomplish three important tasks. First, they provide examples of positive successes as well as miserable failures in their attempts to master the social emotional skills being taught in each Qit. These successes or failures serve as great examples for the students to discuss as a class without being put on the spot and having to openly share their own experiences with the social skills at hand (especially when the topics are sensitive). Secondly, the Goobs are presented with a problem or challenge at the beginning of each Qit, and must use the social emotional skill being taught to work through it by the end the Qit. Following the Goobs on their journey of problem-solving and skill development not only generates intrigue and motivation for students to complete the Qit (in order to see what happens at the end), but also serves as a valuable model of how to apply the skills being taught to real-life problems and situations. Lastly, the Goobs infuse the curriculum with pop culture references, urban language, humor, and a modern, youthful approach to relationships and communication which students can relate to and appreciate.

Any ideas on how to introduce etiQit to my students before starting our first Qit?

So glad you asked! Introducing a new social emotional curriculum can often elicit eye rolls, groans, and too-cool-for-school attitudes from students. To make introducing etiQit a positive experience, consider showing students this cool, one-minute video, designed to generate student interest in and excitement about etiQit. Because the video is aimed specifically at students, it will work beautifully as a way to introduce the curriculum.

Following the video, you can have an open discussion with students and provide more information on etiQit, explaining that it is designed specifically to help young people develop social skills and strategies that are necessary to stay healthy and safe in our modern world. You can discuss how young people are faced with challenges like bullying, social pressure, and violence (as well as others you can brainstorm as a class), and therefore need to develop and work on their social emotional skills to make good decisions, develop healthy relationships, and protect their personal safety and health (both physical and emotional). Lastly, you can transition into the Qit you are about to teach by stating that one such skill that’s important to learn about is “x,” stating the skill you will be working on that day.

One other approach to introducing etiQit to students is to focus on ‘The Goobs,’ the colorful creatures gracing the pages of each Qit who also happen to serve as an excellent attention-getting device to hook student interest in etiQit. In the Mini-Lesson (the first material used in every Qit), there will be two Goobs grappling with a social emotional problem or situation (which will directly relate to the social emotional skill being taught in that Qit). You can use the Goobs’ predicament as a conversation starter to introduce the Qit, and explain that as you work your way through the Qit, you will see the Goobs working their way through their problem and hopefully, finding a solution by Qit’s end.

Can I share links to Prezis or etiQit materials on my blog or with other teachers?

We love blogs — especially teacher blogs, which have the best inspiration and ideas! So feel free to share the following etiQit links via your blog, email, or social media:

Feel free to also share the link to download etiQit’s fantastic free product, Qit 8: Being An Upstander. This is perfect for teachers or other educators you may know who’d like to try etiQit to see what it’s all about without committing to a purchase. (Note: A TpT account is required for download.)

Please do not share private links or passwords to etiQit materials (such as Prezis), OR any etiQit materials included in the PDF you downloaded from TpT on blogs or teaching websites, or via email, social media, or any other electronic sharing device. The private links and passwords you receive in your Qit as well as the etiQit materials in the PDF you download upon purchasing from TpT are intended only for use only by the purchaser of the materials, and sharing them undermines both the perceived quality of the product as well as etiQit’s ability to remain profitable and continue producing new quality materials.

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Where can I find the Reference List for all the facts, data, statistics, and studies included in my Qits?

Click here to view etiQit’s Reference List, which includes all sources used in the entire curriculum. If you can not locate the source for a specific statistic, fact, or study included in your Qit, please contact us.

What is TeachersPayTeachers (TpT)?

TeachersPayTeachers is a website where educators can buy, sell, and share original, teacher-made resources and materials. It is currently the only place you will find etiQit products for sale.