New program stresses 'emotional intelligence'
Second Step is being implemented at H-M-S Elementary
November 25, 2021
A new guidance curriculum introduced at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Elementary complements the academic side of students' educational experience.
Counselor Kristin Triplett has begun implementing "Second Step," a social-emotional curriculum that focuses on life skills and workforce readiness for all students.
According to Principal Ashley Benz, the curriculum builds on the following skills: empathy, emotion management, problem solving, impulse control, calming down, communication and assertiveness. The curriculum is utilized during guidance class and supported in the classroom setting.