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Social and Emotional

Leader In Me and the 7 Habits

7 habits tree

What "Leader in Me" Schools DO?

Instead of focusing on academic measures alone, Leader in Me embodies a holistic approach to education, redefining how schools measure success. This approach empowers educators with effective practices and tools to:

  • teach LEADERSHIP to every student,
  • create a CULTURE of student empowerment,
  • and align systems to drive results in ACADEMICS.

Second Step Curriculum

Components of the Second Step curriculum are taught in all PK-6 classrooms throughout the school year by Miss Gebhard (DPS) and Mrs. Mahany (DPS), and Mrs. Cripps (EBH).  The lessons directly teach a number of skills related to learning, emotional regulation, empathy and problem-solving.  A great resource for families is the Problem-Solving Steps Flowchart.


Development of Social and Emotional skills based on CASAL Standards 


Teaching and assessing various social and emotional learning standards is as important to a student's development, as any academic skill.  The Dansville PK-12 Cosuenlign Department is committed to improving these abilities in all students.  Tier 1, or initial instruction, is included in the Second Step (K-6) lessons, Leader in Me activities, and grade-specific activities at all grade levels.  Some of this learning also occurs in classrooms, as well as through PE (K-12) and Health lessons (HS).