Miller Promotes Kindness and Acceptance

Second Step

Second Step is a social skills curriculum that promotes students’ social, emotional, and academic success.  Classroom teachers teach the units, which focus on Bullying Prevention, Child Protection, and Social Emotional Learning.  The units complement our existing Guidance program with age-appropriate lesson and online resources. For a more detailed Scope and Sequence, please read over the following link: Second Step Scope and Sequence  To find out more about the 2nd Step Curriculum, please visit their website What Is Second Step or contact the Miller Office at 374-7026.

Kelso’s Wheel

Kelso’s Choices teaches young children peace-making skills. It is a resource to increase confidence in solving your own problems. Kids are taught the difference between small problems, which they are smart enough and strong enough to attempt to solve on their own, and large problems that must be handled by adults. Small problems are problems that make kids feel annoyed, frustrated, or bothered. Large problems are problems that involve danger, hurting, or could even be illegal. Large problems cause feelings such as fear or worry. If kids determine that they are facing a small problem, Kelso's Wheel gives them nine options to help solve the conflict. Kids are encouraged to try two different solutions before asking an adult to assist. If you want to find out more about Kelso's Wheel please visit their website Kelso's Wheel or contact the Miller Office at 374-7026.

Zones of Regulation

Zones of Regulation is an approach used to support the development of self-regulation in children. All the different ways children feel and the states of alertness they experience are categorized into four colored zones. The Zones framework provides strategies to teach students to become more aware of and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, manage their sensory needs, and improve their ability to problem solve conflicts. If you want to find out more about Zones of Regulation, please visit their website Learn More About the Zones or contact the Miller Office at 374-7026.

Circle of Security

Circle of Security is an approach that focuses on empathy and de-escalation strategies. It provides strategies and skills for helping children regulate their emotions and behaviors. Circle Training has also provided our staff with a deeper understanding of the origins of behaviors and children’s individual needs.  If you want to find out more about Circle of Security, please visit their website Cirlce of Security or contact the Miller Office at 374-7026.

Size of the Problem – Emotional Regulation Curriculum

Mind Yeti – Mindfulness Curriculum

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