What is the second step program for schools?
Second Step programs are research-based, teacher-informed, and classroom-tested to promote the social-emotional development, safety, and well-being of children from Early Learning through Grade 8.
What is Second Step elementary?
A leading SEL elementary school curriculum, Second Step® Elementary is research-based and easy to teach, adapt, and scale. The program now offers two options: our trusted print-based classroom kits supplemented by online resources, and the new web-based and teacher-facilitated digital program.
What is a second step program?
Second Step is a social-emotional learning program that teaches various social and emotional skills such as emotion recognition and management, empathy, problem solving, bullying prevention, and goal-setting.
What are second step strategies?
Second Step Strategies
- Say the problem. Without blame.
- Think of solutions. Safe and respectful.
- Explore Consequences. What would happen if…
- Pick the best solution. Make your plan.
- Stop. Use your signal.
- Name. Your feeling.
- Calm Down. Breathe, count, use positive self-talk.
How long is a second step lesson?
Lessons are taught once a week and take 30–35 minutes, followed by 5- to 10-minute daily activities—all with little to no prep time.
Is Second Step free?
We’re dedicated to supporting the social-emotional skills and well-being of children and the adults in their lives. Available year-round, these free resources are more relevant now than ever.
What comes in a second step kit?
Each Second Step Early Learning classroom kit includes:
- 28 durable 11″ x 17″ color photo Weekly Theme cards.
- 5 Unit Cards for teachers.
- 1 Join In and Sing music CD.
- 3 colorful classroom posters.
- 1 set of Listening Rules Cards.
- 1 set of Feelings Cards.
- 2 puppets—Boy and Girl.
- Teaching Materials Notebook that contains:
Is Second Step evidence based?
A Foundation for Life Our Second Step® Elementary classroom kits offer an evidence-based approach to social-emotional learning (SEL), with age-appropriate lessons that are easy to teach and fun to learn.
Why is second step important?
Second Step® Early Learning Is Shown to Significantly Increase Executive Function, Which Leads to Kindergarten Readiness. Executive function, a set of foundational cognitive skills, is strongly linked to young students’ kindergarten readiness and academic success.