Social and emotional learning (SEL) helps children resolve conflicts peacefully, handle emotions positively, empathize, and make responsible decisions. 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.
The proven-effective PATHS program is grounded in SEL and easy to implement. This comprehensive curriculum offers a common framework for effective SEL instruction from preschool through kindergarten and the elementary grades, and has been recognized both nationally and internationally for its effectiveness.
The PATHS program been developed and refined through nearly 30 years of research and is the most studied social and emotional learning program available -- it's been included or cited in over 40 published studies and texts! This curriculum has been proven to help students build the skills they need to understand and manage their emotions -- and has also been proven to lead to improved academic outcomes. In rigorous clinical studies,* the PATHS program has been shown to:
See what national and state news outlets are reporting about the importance of SEL, and how the PATHS program is helping students throughout the nation.
The New York Times: Teaching Peace in Elementary School
Colorado Public Radio: To Keep Focus On Learning, Montbello Teachers Try To Calm The Classroom
Education Week: Urban Districts Embrace Social-Emotional Learning
More and more studies are showing how social and emotional learning can positively impact children's social and academic lives, in the present and in the future. Read about this growing body of evidence here.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Children With Strong Social Skills in Kindergarten More Likely to Thrive as Adults
Mathematica Policy Research Report: Half of Children Don't Have Sufficient SEL Skills Upon Starting Kindergarten
School Psychology Quarterly: Survey Finds Improved Results on State Achievement Tests with the PATHS SEL Program
Education Week Poll: Many Teachers Say Children's Social and Emotional Skills Need Work
Ordering PATHS program materials is easy, and every order is risk-free -- because the PATHS program comes with a money-back guarantee!
Thank you for your interest in SEL and the PATHS program!
*at one- or two-year follow-up, compared to matched-comparison children, supplemented with teacher training and support
**during a 4-year implementation period, compared to matched-comparison children, supplemented with teacher training and support
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