New program at elementary schools teaches kids to solve problems peacefully

New program at elementary schools teaches kids to solve problems peacefully

Students at a local elementary school are learning how to solve problems peacefully.

Spalding Park Elementary's students participate in what's called the Second Step program where teachers present students with a different scenario each week and they discuss how they can resolve it without a fight.

"Well this is just a really good program, it really helps with their social skills and communicating with one another, helps them make friends. its just a good program for bullying prevention too. for example, when my students are having strong feelings, they know they need to calm themselves down. they use those stratgies theyve learned in second step and calm themselves down." said Mrs. Brecca Doran who is a kindergarten teacher at Spalding Park Elementary.

The district says Second Step is proven to decrease problem behavior and promotes a sense of safety and support for the kids.

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