At Fairfield, we use two programs to help support students' social emotional growth.
Second Step focuses on getting along with others, solving conflicts, and managing emotions. Students learn about being assertive and empathetic, using positive self-talk, and techniques for calming when they are feeling upset.
The Positivity Project focuses on positive character traits, introducing appx. 1 each week for us to focus on. It revolves around the motto "Other People Matter" and gives students examples of how they can put that into practice in their lives. Ask your children to tell you the character strength of the week!
Here are the character strengths we've focused on so far: