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Brittany Ebarle, a fourth grade teacher at the School of Dual Language, rewrote the lyrics to the hit song “Despacito” into a song about empathy and respect. She sang the song with students at an October 5 assembly to kick off the Social Emotional Learning Second Step program at the School of Dual Language. The goal of the Second Step program is to build a strong foundation for a new generation of socially and emotionally savvy children.
The Second Step Taskforce that organizes the monthly assemblies is facilitated by social worker Erika Diaz. The classroom teachers implement the program lessons to their students. Ms. Diaz said the teachers will be taking photos of students showing empathy and respect. The photos will be featured in monthly videos that celebrate students who are kind, caring and responsible.