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.
CURRICULUM: ZONES OF REGULATION
The Zones of Regulation is a curriculum geared toward helping students gain skills in regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem solving abilities. Using a cognitive behavior approach, the activities are designed to help students recognize when they are in different states called "zones," with each of four zones represented by a different color: blue, green, yellow, and red. learn more