• SEL Resources

    What is SEL? 

    Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a methodology that helps students of all ages to better comprehend their emotions, to feel those emotions fully, and demonstrate empathy for others.

    SEL skills help students' academic success, develop and maintain positive relationships and become lifelong learners.

    Watch this video  for a short SEL overview!

    Second Step

    What do we use to teach SEL at Steck?

    We use an evidence-based SEL curriculum called Second Step.

    The program helps children learn social-emotional skills such as responsible decision-making, working together to solve problems, managing strong emotions, and getting along with others. These skills help children succeed academically and socially.

    Steck students work on various units throughout the year: Skills for Learning, Empathy, Problem Solving and Emotion Management. 

    As parents and caregivers, you are your child’s first and most important teachers, and play a vital role in their social, emotional, and academic development. Your child’s classroom teachers are here to support you in this by teaching Second Step lessons each day.

    Second Step provides families with a family letter each year - click the link below for your child’s grade level information! 


    1st Grade

    2nd Grade

    3rd Grade

    4th Grade

    5th Grade

    Quarterly Updates

    Click the links below for tips and tricks about boosting your child’s confidence and raising resilient learners!


    Confidence and Self-Esteem


    Raising Resilient Learners