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Middle School Program Updates

Updates Coming for the 2020-21 School Year

We’re making it easier for Second Step Middle School instructors to teach the skills students need to succeed. Based on user feedback and the latest research in adolescent development and social psychology, we’re updating our digital program to be even more responsive to the needs of today’s classrooms.

This enhanced social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum includes:

  • A new bullying and harassment unit
  • Relatable scenarios for students
  • Greater differentiation between grade levels
  • Additional interactive activities to keep students engaged and learning

Check back here for the most up-to-date information from our researchers and program developers at Committee for Children.

Updated Social-Emotional Learning Lessons

Our teacher-led units now have more interactive lessons and discussion-based activities with distinct grade-level experiences.

25-Minute Lessons | 6–8 Lessons Per Unit

  • Unit
    Mindsets & Goals

    Students learn how to develop a growth mindset and apply research-based goal-setting strategies to their social and academic lives.

  • Unit
    Recognizing Bullying & Harassment

    Students learn how to recognize bullying and harassment, stand up safely to bullying, and respond appropriately to harassment.

  • Unit
    Thoughts, Emotions, & Decisions

    Students learn how to recognize strong emotions and unhelpful thoughts, and they learn to apply strategies for managing their emotions and reducing stress.

  • Unit
    Managing Relationships & Social Conflict

    Students learn strategies for developing and maintaining healthy relationships, perspective-taking, and dealing with conflict.

Sample a New Lesson

Making Goals Specific
Overcoming Roadblocks
Pursuing My Interests