Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Second Step

second step four pillars

The Second Step program teaches skills in the following four areas: 

1. Skills for Learning: Students gain skills to help themselves learn, including how to focus their attention, listen carefully, and be assertive when asking for help with schoolwork. 

2. Empathy: Students learn to identify and understand their own and others’ feelings. Students also learn how to take another’s perspective and how to show compassion. 

3. Emotion Management: Students learn specific skills for calming down when experiencing strong feelings, such as anxiety or anger. 

4. Problem Solving: Students learn a process for solving problems with others in a positive way.