Second Step: Skills for Social and Academic Success
Second Step identifies that students must master these five core social-emotional learning (SEL) competencies to be successful in school and beyond. These five competencies are: Self-awareness (emotional recognition), self-management (emotion management and impulse control), social awareness (empathy), relationship skills (communication and assertiveness), and responsible decision-making (problem solving). Social-emotional learning can improve student learning by improving their ability to learn, their overall classroom behavior, and their academic performance. Look for the Home Links from Second Step coming home with your child approximately once a week. It will keep you tuned in to what they are learning in Second Step, and give you activities to do at home to support that learning.
Currently, Second Step is utilized in all of our elementary schools and launched as a pilot in some of our junior high schools in 2020-2021.