Frequently Asked Questions


New users of the MASST-R program have asked questions that may have occurred to you. If you have other questions, please contact us.






What skills does the MASST-R program teach to students?

The MASST-R program is organized into five modules, Self-Awareness, Social-Awareness, Self-Management, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Each module contains several chapters that are divided into multiple lessons related to the theme of each chapter.



How can I fit one more thing into my busy schedule?

Facilitators have used a variety of strategies to fit this valuable program into the schedule. Because lessons can be adjusted to fit anywhere from 30 minute to 50 minute sessions and occur anywhere from one or two sessions up to five sessions per week. For more information about how to fit the MASST-R into a busy schedule, view the video entitled “Scheduling the MASST-R”.



What types of students benefit from MASST-R?

The MASST program has been used with gifted, general education, at-risk, and a variety of students with disabilities. Students have improved behavior, academic performance, and self-control. Students also have improved in skills related to school to career such as goal setting, follow-through, and goal achievement. Students also exhibited better leadership skills.



How do I engage the reticent student in MASST-R?

The student journal is an excellent tool for students who do not like to respond in a group to engage in the program in a non-threatening way. Small group and pairing activities built into the program also help students interact with peers in ways that feel safe to reticent students. For more ideas about ways to engage reticent students in MASST-R, view the video entitled “Engaging the Reticent Learning in MASST-R”.



What supports are available for teacher facilitation?

SES provides many on-line resources to support teachers, counselors, and others who are facilitating groups and classrooms implementing the MASST-R. Training videos are available to help facilitators use the materials in teaching social skills. PowerPoints cover a variety of topics of interest to facilitators. The authors of the program are also available via email and can provide face-to-face trainings on site.