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Lower Merion School District

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Second Step Curriculum

The Second Step program teaches skills in the following four areas:

  1. Skills for Learning: Students gain skills to help themselves learn, including how to focus their attention, listen carefully, use self-talk to stay on task, and be assertive when asking for help with schoolwork.
  2. Empathy : Students learn to identify and understand their own and others' feelings. Students also learn how to take another's perspective and how to show compassion.
  3. Emotion Management : Students learn specific skills for calming down when experiencing strong feelings, such as anxiety or anger.
  4. Problem Solving: Students learn a process for solving problems with others in a positive way.