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Classroom Guidance - Second Step

What is the Second Step program?
 
    • It is a universal, classroom-based curriculum.
    • It is based on research.
    • Its lessons are developmentally appropriate and sequential.
    • Its materials are teacher-friendly.
    • It teaches students skills to help them be successful in school
The Second Step program is research based.
 
    • Self-regulation and school success
    • Executive-function skills
    • Differentiation between grade levels to reflect children’s development
    • Interactive teaching strategies
    • Best practices for developing and reinforcing skills
The Second Step program’s lessons are developmentally appropriate and sequential.
 

Grade Level

Lesson Length (minutes)

Number of Lessons

Unit Topics

K

20–25

25

·Skills for Learning

·Empathy

·Emotion Management

·Problem Solving

1

25–30

22

2

30–35

22

3

4

35–40

22

·Empathy and Skills for Learning

·Emotion Management

·Problem Solving

5

The Second Step program teaches students skills to help them be successful in school.
 

Being successful in school requires the ability to:

    • Cooperate with adults and meet school expectations
    • Focus attention
    • Remember directions
    • Stay on task
    • Handle emotional challenges
    • Get along with teachers and other students