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Administrators, educators, and students share their experiences with the PATHS® program

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Educators around the country are delighted with the PATHS® program!

Here's what they're saying:

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Cleveland, OH

"There's such a connection between the PATHS [program] and the SEL curriculum and the academic work. It goes hand in hand. Teaching the kids the lessons in [the] PATHS [program] allows them to engage with their academic work so much better. They're able to be a part of that classroom, and it gives the teachers the ability to teach."

-- Jillian Ahrens
1st Grade Teacher

Student using a PATHS(R) Feeling Face Card -- Product displayed: Feeling Faces Cards (502021) Teacher with student -- Product displayed: PATHS(R) Kid For Today Stickers (502010) Student using the PATHS(R) program -- Product displayed: Feeling Faces Cards (502021) Parent and child looking at a PATHS(R) Home Activity sheet

Pittston Area School District

Pittston, PA

"We looked at other SEL programs. But I wanted something that was research-based. And [the] PATHS [program] has been proven to have effective strategies. [The] PATHS [program] is proven to improve student achievement. And it's been proven to lessen behavior problems."

-- Dr. Janet Donovan
Principal of Curriculum

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Four clinical trials [of the PATHS program] over the past 15 years have demonstrated improvements in social and emotional competencies and reductions in aggression and other risk factors... across a wide range of elementary school children, including children with special needs."

-- Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention

Indian Prairie School District #204

Aurora, IL

"While we tend to be very thoughtful and intentional about teaching literacy, cognitive, and other skills, we need to be just as intentional about teaching social-emotional skills. The PATHS program's clear structure and sequential lesson plan make this possible."

-- Cindy M. Frech
Early Childhood School Social Worker

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Cleveland, OH

"I believe it's our responsibility when children leave us to ensure that they're prepared to compete in the world. And if they're going to compete in society, they not only have to have knowledge in the core areas -- they have to have the team building skills, they have to have cooperation, they have to have social-emotional competencies, so that they can get along with others, they can be responsible decision makers, they can be socially aware, and self-aware, and recognize their self- worth, so that they can become successful."

-- Denine Goolsby
Executive Director of Humanware and SEL

Glendale Elementary School District

Glendale, AZ

"I love the PATHS program because we see real results in our classrooms. I receive positive feedback from teachers as well as parents about children using their 'Turtle' skills to help them calm down."

-- Kimberly Knapp
Social Emotional Learning Specialist

Allentown School District

Allentown, PA

"I think [the] PATHS [program] has significantly improved the atmosphere in the classroom. It's a more positive environment. Children are able to talk about their problems and how it makes them feel. Instead of something explosive, they're able to calm down [and] come up with a plan."

-- Tim Kearney
1st Grade Teacher

Clark K-8 School

Cleveland, OH

"[The PATHS program] can be incorporated into your health lessons. It can be incorporated into your citizenship and social studies lessons. It can be incorporated into your literacy through reading and writing. This is a component that I think is top-notch because I encourage my teachers to teach cross-curricular activities and lessons."

-- Amanda Rodriguez

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