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Finding Compassion in Violent Times

Since the terrorist attacks on Paris earlier this month, we’ve been deeply saddened and reflective about what leads to such unfathomable acts. We believe that teaching children empathy, compassion, self-regulation, and problem solving and helping them respect differences in others is fundamental to promoting peace. We must work together to make the world a safer place.
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Social-Emotional Learning Around the World

From Iraq, to Sweden, Turkey, Mexico, and all around the globe, schools are using the Second Step program to teach children skills such as how to manage emotions, share, listen respectfully, and resolve conflicts peacefully. The need for social-emotional skills is universal, and we applaud our international partners for their commitment to promoting peace.
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SEL Breakfast Club

With the Thanksgiving holiday to look forward to, your students may have trouble getting settled for schoolwork. Manage the morning commotion with these fun activities from the Second Step program that get kids thinking, focus their attention, and sharpen social-emotional skills. Make SEL activities a morning ritual and call it a “Breakfast Club.”
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