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  • The Second Step program is a research-based Social-Emotional Learning program designed to increase students' social and emotional skills. Second Step concepts are designed to help students both in and out of school. Students will go through four units throughout the year. These units are:

    Growth Mindset & Goal-Setting - Students learn how to pay attention and manage distractions, develop a growth mindset, and apply goal-setting strategies to their social and academic lives.

    Emotion Management - Students learn how to identify and label emotions and use emotion-management strategies - including stress management for older students - to calm strong feelings.

    Empathy and Kindness - Students learn how to recognize kindness and act kindly, have empathy for others and take others' perspectives, and recognize kind acts and empathy as important elements of building and maintaining healthy relationships.

    Problem-Solving - Students learn how to identify and state a problem, recognize if a problem is an accident, and use the STEP problem-solving process.

    S: Say the Problem

    T: Think of Solutions

    E: Explore the Outcomes

    P: Pick a Solution

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