At Barry school we use a research based program called Second Step to help our students learn skills for social and academic success. The program is supported by music and videos, take-home activities, and stories kids relate to. The developmentally appropriate Second Step lessons have helped teachers instill social-emotional skills in their students for over 20 years.
Students in grades K–5 continue developing their social-emotional skills—including making friends, managing emotions, and solving problems—to set them on the path for social success and academic readiness.
Learn more about SEL for grades K–5
Middle-schoolers are better prepared to navigate adolescence with communication, coping, and decision-making skills that help them make good choices and avoid pitfalls, such as peer pressure, substance abuse, and bullying.