Social Emotional Wellness
Second Step® SEL
The Second Step® program is the core of the Elementary School’s social emotional learning curriculum. It provides students and teachers with developmentally appropriate tools that are the foundation for academic and social success. Students learn how to develop a growth mindset, manage emotions, demonstrate empathy and kindness for others, build healthy relationships, and solve problems and conflicts.
Strategies of Success
SoS Strategies of Success is a program developed specifically for the middle school years—a notoriously hard time for students. Navigating the changing relationships of this age group can be particularly challenging due to a lack of emotional intelligence. Combined with their bodies and minds changing rapidly, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. At AISK, we have seen students benefit immensely from an in-depth look at how the human mind and body work, leading to our Strategies of Success curriculum. By expressly teaching children about personal resourcefulness, empathy, and advocacy in addition to basic health and wellness, we find our students more likely to be confident in themselves, supportive of others, and openly communicative. In addition to helping the children navigate this stage’s changing relationships, the SoS program teaches study habits, mental and physical health, time management, prioritization, mindfulness, digital citizenship, and proper nutrition.