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second step social-emotional learning for adults

Inspire Educators, Strengthen Communities

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Second Step® SEL for Adults Coming Late Spring 2021

Created for educators by educators, Second Step SEL for Adults is a stand-alone social-emotional learning (SEL) program designed to help K–12 leadership and staff strengthen their social-emotional skills and create a positive and supportive school climate. This program will be available as a one-year, three-year, and five-year subscription.

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Prioritize Educator Well-Being

Educators play the most meaningful role in a child’s social-emotional development outside of the family. In addition, research shows that teacher well-being strongly affects school climate. That’s why we’ve partnered with leaders in adult education to empower every adult in a school with the skills to create a positive learning environment.

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Build a More Positive School Climate

Offering all-staff access and both individual and group-learning experiences, Second Step SEL for Adults is designed to be an ongoing learning program that encourages incremental changes over time. School leaders are engaged through a robust leader track, and highly focused, mobile- and desktop-friendly modules fit into educators’ busy schedules.

What the Program Includes

Second Step® SEL for Adults is a professional learning program designed to support educator well-being and positive school climate by providing the skills, knowledge, and resources educators need to thrive in the workplace. It’s for every adult in a school, and includes a track for all staff and a track for school leaders.

Leader Track

Implementation leadership can play an important role in creating structures, expectations, and norms that support teacher well-being. The leader track provides a variety of supports, from forming a team to implement the program to facilitating module kickoffs. Leaders also experience the program’s contents alongside staff, with additional content about ways to support staff and successfully implement the program.

Staff Track

Each module includes four months of learning in four units.
Each unit contains six to eight individual microlearnings and a small-group learning.

  • Module
    Building Trust

    Educators learn routines that can be used to build trust with colleagues and with students, and help students build trust with each other.

  • Module
    Managing Stress

    Educators learn routines that can be used with colleagues to reduce stress in the workplace and the classroom to help create a more positive classroom environment and help students manage stress.

And, There’s More to Come

Second Step SEL for Adults is an ongoing digital program, and we’ll continue to expand it with the release of additional content through 2021 and beyond. Coming next are Module 3: Advancing Equity and Module 4: Developing Efficacy.

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