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Published on Tuesday, June 20, 2017
I must admit that since Committee for Children made the announcement that a NEW Second Step Middle School curriculum will be coming out in August of 2017, I’ve been feeling a bit impatient and restless. I’m ready to dig in, so I have to keep reminding myself of what some of the Second Step elementary lessons teach: use strategies to wait patiently. But that is so hard to do! Knowing all the time and energy that has gone into the program’s development, from gathering others’ feedback and reviewing the research to pilot trials of lessons, I just know it is going to be good.
I did take advantage of Committee for Children’s opportunity to preview a few lessons, review the lesson scope and sequence, and look at the research. Then I talked to friends to find out what they like best about it after they had done the same. These are five of our favorite things about the new curriculum from what we know so far:
There will be much more to share about the NEW Second Step Middle School curriculum as things continue to unfold, so keep following my posts to hear more about it
Author: Kim Gulbrandson
Categories: SEL at Home
Tags: Committee for Children , Middle School
Meet the Makers of Our New Middle School Program
Curious. Active. Egocentric. Argumentative. Inconsistent. Restless. Moody. Optimistic. Rebellious. Hopeful. Introspective. At-risk. Idealistic.
Sound like someone you know?
What SEL and Academics Look Like Together: The New Second Step Middle School Curriculum
Summer Sanity Series - Part 2 Keeping Your Summer Fun On Track
ISTE 2017 Conference & Expo Recap
A few members of the Committee for Children (CFC)
team had the privilege of attending the International
Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and Expo in San Antonio,
Texas June 25-28. Rachel Kamb, a Product Manager here at CFC, also presented a
session with Gary Goldberger
and Leigh Hallisey of FableVision Studios titled ‘Empathy Empowers: Digital
Read Kamb’s review of ISTE 2017 as well as a summary of the
The Bully Pulpit
Teacher Health and Wellness: Fostering Student Achievement by Supporting Teachers’ Mental and Physical Well-being
Middle School Students and Teachers Reveal How the Second Step Middle School Program Fosters Academic Success
Bullying Prevention Unit
Child Protection Unit
Early, Open, Often
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