Second Step Social Emotional Learning Curriculum

Tuckahoe Elementary along with all other elementary schools in APS use the Second Step program for classroom lessons. The Second Step program is a social-emotional learning curriculum delivered via classroom guidance lessons by the counselor to all students. Second Step is designed to promote skills and attitudes that increase students’ success in school, help them get along with others, and create a positive school climate in order to prevent school violence and bullying.

What is social-emotional learning?Second Step logo

  • Recognizing emotions in oneself and others
  • Managing strong emotions
  • Having empathy for others
  • Controlling impulses
  • Communicating clearly and assertively
  • Maintaining cooperative relationships
  • Making responsible decisions
  • Solving problems effectively

Second Step Lesson Topics

  • Listening & Focusing Attention
  • Respect, Empathy, & Compassion
  • Identifying Feelings
  • Emotion Management & Calming Down
  • Problem Solving
  • Bullying Prevention

If you have any questions or would like to review the Second Step curriculum please contact Tiffaney Knight, school counselor. (tiffaney.knight@apsva.us)