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Second Step® Early Learning Teacher’s Guide: Part 2

Maintaining Momentum

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It’s about three months since you started Second Step® Early Learning. Whether you’re partway through the program’s lessons or looking to reset and revitalize your implementation, now is a great time to reflect on where you are and where you’re headed with this important work.

Key Moments

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After Completing Each Unit

  • Celebrate students’ learning by sharing their work. Post it on a bulletin board, in the hallway, or online, where families can see what their children are learning.

Take a Moment to Reflect

  • Reflect with your class on how much they’ve learned since starting the program. Give them a preview of what they’ll be learning next.
  • Reflect on your own accomplishments since the beginning the program, and all you’ve done to help support your class’s social-emotional learning (SEL). Identify what you want to focus on as you move forward.

Get Set for the Rest of the Program

  • Review classroom and school norms with your class.
  • Continue connecting with families through Home Links and Family Letters.
  • If you have questions about Second Step Early Learning, now is a great time to review our training resources.
  • If a colleague is having difficulties with the program, offer to model a lesson or co-teach it with them.

Resource Library

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Family CommunicationsLogin Required

Use Home Links and Family Letters to keep families informed about what their children are learning.

Professional DevelopmentLogin Required

Use these articles to help build your mastery of Second Step Early Learning.

Free SEL ResourcesLogin Required

Supplement your weekly lessons with these free SEL activities aligned to the Second Step® family of programs.

Join the Second Step® Educator Community

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Tap into the collective wisdom of thousands of teachers around the nation—and the expertise of Committee for Children staff—in this free professional learning community (hosted on Facebook). Ask questions, learn in the company of peers, and share experiences and ideas to improve the program.

Visit the community’s Facebook page to join.

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