Lessons are taught in fourth and fifth grade. Classroom lessons are based on The Second Step
Curriculum and cover topics such as Empathy Training, Impulse Control and Problem Solving,
and Anger Management.
Empathy skills are central aspects of emotional intelligence and emotional competence. It is important for children to have good empathy skills. Empathy is related to children's social competence and their academic success.
Impulse Control and Problem Solving focuses on calming down first and then applying the learned problem-solving techniques.
For Anger Management, the students are taught strategies to manage their anger and other strong emotions.