Second Step SEL Program in Upper Elementary Education
MetadataShow full item record
Administrators, teachers, and researchers have become progressively more aware of the need to acknowledge the importance of addressing students’ social emotional development. Educators contribute greatly to the implementation and practice of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs the hope of fostering social emotional, and intellectual skills among all students. This classroom action research study was designed to examine the Second Step SEL curriculum and its impact on students’ growth mindset, self-efficiency, self-management, and social awareness. There were 7 fifth grade students who participated in this study. Baseline data was collected from a self-report 5-point rating scale survey before implementing lessons from the Second Step curriculum. The same survey was then taken midway through implementation and once more at the end of six weeks. The researcher’s data analysis showed that there were increases in competence of student’s growth mindset, self-efficiency, self-management, and social awareness.