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New K–5 Bullying Prevention Unit
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NEW Classroom Management Tools: Free with your K–5 Second Step kit
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Second Step Spanish Lesson Materials

NEW! Second Step
Spanish Materials
Available in our online store:

• K-5 Poster Pack
• Early Learning Poster Pack
• Early Learning Feelings Cards
• Spanish Music CDs: 
  Early Learning, K–1, 2–3

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

…and our program developers are hard at work on our new Child Protection Training. Learn more about this ground-breaking new curriculum.

Austin: A District Embracing SEL

Ever wonder how social skills can transform a large urban school district? Our brand-new mini-documentary tells the story.

Parent Resources from Sesame Street

We're teaming up with Sesame Street to get their Little Children, Big Challenges materials to the families that need them. Learn more about this great partnership.

In the Community
Give your students the chance to practice their conflict resolution skills by addressing a community problem! You'll find the Solutions to Community Problems activity in the Classroom Activities category.


Character Matters . . .

My first year of teaching my goal was to have a well managed classroom because I had heard so many of those stories about “the first year teacher” who couldn't control her kids! I was determined that wasn't going to be me, my first year… or ever. I read all the books about classroom management and implemented many strategies, but after a few months, even though my classroom was “managed” pretty well, I still felt there was something lacking in my classroom environment. Even though I was following all the standards and doing a pretty darn good job as a first year teacher designing individualized education for each of my students, there was still some element missing, for me and for them.

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