UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
CURRICULUM: SECOND STEP
To support the development of SEL skills, all schools Pre-K through 8th grade use the Second Step curriculum. Second Step is a classroom-based universal support and typically covers skills such as: skills for learning, goal setting, empathy, emotion management, and problem solving/peer conflict. The goal of Second Step is to increase students’ school success-socially, emotionally, behaviorally, and academically-and decrease problem behaviors by promoting social emotional competence and self-regulation skills. Learn more about grade specific curriculum and resources. Second Step also has a bullying prevention unit specifically designed to teach students how to Recognize, Refuse, and Report bullying behaviors.