Ms. Aracely Pañeda » Second Step

Second Step

Overview of units

Unit 1: Growth Mindset & Goal-Setting

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

Unit 2: Emotion Management

Students learn how to build their emotion vocabularies, practice identifying their own and others’ emotions, and recognize the importance of labeling and managing emotions.

Unit 3: Empathy & Kindness

Students learn how to recognize kindness and act kindly toward others, how to develop empathy for others and take others’ perspectives, and how to act with empathy.

Unit 4: Problem-Solving

Students learn how to manage strong emotions to feel calm before solving problems, how to describe a problem and identify the wants and needs of those involved, how to think of many solutions and explore their potential outcomes, and how to pick the best solution.