• The Fullerton School District uses the Second Step® program to teach social-emotional skills to all students. This research-based, universal social-emotional learning (SEL) program is designed to strengthen students’ social-emotional skills, such as emotion management, impulse control, problem-solving, and empathy. Studies show these skills can help improve academic performance, reduce negative social behaviors like bullying, and create more positive classroom and school climates.

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  • Benefits of SEL

    • We know from a large body of research on SEL that high-quality SEL programming leads to improved academic performance, decreases in anxiety and behavior issues, among other benefits.

    • We also know from research beyond the traditional SEL field that there are additional insights to be gained that are relevant to SEL.