Second Step


What is Second Step?

Second Step is a classroom-based social-emotional program used nationwide.  This curriculum has two parts: Teaching social-emotional skills and teaching self-regulation skills, which includes self-advocacy, respect, responsibility, calming down, problem solving and much more.  There is data which supports the use of the Second Step Program to increase school success and decrease problem behaviors.


Lesson Breakdown:

  • Warm-up: review last week's lesson and play a game which incorporates all skills used in previous lessons)

  • Story and discussion: introduce new skill through a story

  • Skill practice: practice skill through handout/roleplay/partners

  • Wrap-up: Review the new skill


Lesson Topics:

  1. Skills for Learning

  2. Empathy

  3. Emotion Management

  4. Problem Solving