The Second Step curriculum teaches skills students need to succeed academically and socially. It has different materials for every grade from preschool through middle school. Skills such as empathy, emotion management, and problem-solving are reinforced each year. Students learn listening skills for the classroom, organization techniques, ways to identify feelings in themselves and others, and how to make and keep friends. The kids especially love the puppets that come with the program! The videos and songs that accompany many of the lessons are also quite popular. The social workers use lessons in whole-class presentations and in groups.