Channing Bete Company(R) PATHS(R)

Educators and students share about the PATHS® program
and social and emotional learning

Want to see more? Watch our full multimedia presentation, including footage of the program in use, commentary from international experts, details on curriculum materials, and more testimonials from educators.

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Create the school you've always dreamed of
thanks to:

  • improved student behavior
  • reduced classroom disruptions
  • greater academic engagement and achievement!

Create more time for teaching,
more capacity for learning.

The PATHS program is grounded in social and emotional learning (SEL). SEL helps children:

  • resolve conflicts peacefully
  • handle emotions positively
  • empathize
  • make responsible decisions.
Products displayed: PATHS Preschool/Kindergarten (502045). PATHS Grade 1 (502046). PATHS Grade 2 (502047). PATHS Grade 3 (502048). PATHS Grade 4 (502049). PATHS Grade 5/6 (502050) Students using the PATHS(R) program

When students learn and use SEL skills, behavior improves and disruptions lessen. Instead of wasting valuable classroom time managing misbehavior and providing discipline, teachers can teach and students can learn.

Significantly improve academic achievement.
Data from more than 270,000 students was collected for a large-scale study of universal, school-based SEL programs, including the PATHS program. In that study, SEL students showed an 11% gain in academic achievement.

Build the brain power children need for school success.
As reported in Science magazine, the PATHS program has been proven to help build executive functions (EFs) in children's developing brains. EFs include:

  • impulse control
  • problem solving
  • reasoning
  • planning
  • working memory.

These skills are proven predictors of math and reading competence throughout a child's school career. In fact, they're more important to a child's school readiness than IQ scores.

How social and emotional learning can improve school climate and achievement

Looking to understand how social and emotional learning (SEL) can help you meet critical academic goals and support a healthier school environment? Our SEL overview page is the perfect place to learn!

How the PATHS program works

Already know you need an SEL curriculum, but looking to understand what sets the PATHS program apart? Then let us share our program's objectives and goals, implementation details, results and recognition, correlations to national standards, and testimonials from real users.

A detailed look at the PATHS program

Are you looking for more details on the curriculum, such as who created it and what you will be receiving once you make a purchase? Then take a look at our comprehensive components and pricing pages for:
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5/6

Also be sure to review our free online previews, research and developers pages, and PATHS At-a-Glance page. Once you're through, you'll have all the information you need to make a purchase you can feel confident in!

Support and resources for current users

If you are already using the PATHS program, we offer a formal evaluation kit so you can measure your success. Current users may also wish to learn about training workshops for the PATHS program. Just remember, we are here to support you and your ongoing efforts to improve the social and emotional skills of your students.


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