Social Emotional Learning is a part of your child’s life at Manhattan Beach Middle School each week. We want your child to be successful in school, and that means going beyond the basics. Excelling in academics is important, but students also need to know how to learn, make good decisions, handle strong emotions, and get along with others. During silent reading each week, teachers facilitate Second Step lessons that focus on the district’s five components of Social Emotional Learning. Since the fall, we have completed the first two units focusing on Goal-Setting, Growth Mindset, Values, and Friendships, as well as participated in a Gratitude Challenge after viewing this great video. To see an overview of Second Step lessons for each grade level, please click here. Second Step also provides a parent website with resources for families.