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PATHS  Education Worldwide
September 2013

We are very excited about the opportunity to share more PATHS� curriculum news with you throughout the year.  PATHS� Education Worldwide began as a non-profit in January 2013.  One of our goals is to connect PATHS� curriculum users throughout the world.  The PATHS� curriculum has been used for over 34 years and is now being implemented in 35 countries.    You will receive a newsletter once a month and one other time per month you will receive a short email with ideas submitted by teachers on best practices and academic integration using the PATHS� curriculum, how to make the curriculum even more fun and effective, and new research on Social Emotional Learning.  We look forward to learning from you as we continue this joint process of helping children throughout the world!


Dorothy Morelli

CEO, PATHS� Education Worldwide


Mark Greenberg, Ph.D
Chairman Board of PATHS� Education Worldwide

Literature Connections

Would you like to learn more about social and emotional learning?  Here are a couple of books that are good reads!

  • Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children by Daniel Goleman and Linda Lantieri
  • Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman
How about your students?  Here are some books to include in  your PATHS� reading list!
  • I Like Me by Nancy Carlson Synopsis:  Little ones in need of positive reinforcement will find it here. An exuberant pig proclaims 'I like me!' She likes the way she looks, and (all her) activities . . . when she makes a mistake she picks herself up and tries again.
  • The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle  Synopsis:  The chameleon's life was not very exciting until the day it discovered it could change not only its color but its shape and size,too. When it saw the wonderful animals in the zoo, it immediately wanted to be like them -- and ended up like all of them at once -- with hilarious results.
  • Berenstain Bears and the Blame Game by Stan and Jan Berenstain Synopsis: Members of the Bear family try to solve their problems without playing the blame game of arguing over who is responsible for every disaster. The kernal of wisdom at the heart of this book is ""Who really cares?" Let's face it - there's always enough blame to go around. What matters is how we work together to fix the problem.

  • Drita, My Homegirl by Jenny Lombard  Synopsis:  Drita and her family come to New York as refugees from war-torn Kosovo. Even though she barely speaks English, Drita can't wait to start school and make a new best friend. But her new classmates don't make it easy, teasing her about virtually everything.  It explores the effects of war on a family and how friendship sometimes appears in the unlikeliest places.

Did you know that PATHS� connects to the Common Core Standards for English/Language Arts? Make the connection for lesson planning here!

Key Concepts for PATHS� Kid of the Day or PATHS� Pupil of the Day for our European friends!
  • Schedule time for PKD/PPD every day!
  • Choose the PKD/PPD randomly.
  • Give compliments to PKD from the teacher, 2 friends, & self
  • Send compliment list home
  • Post compliment list in classroom
  • Give the PKD/PPD a special role for the day
  • Use the PATHS Kid sticker or an identifier for the PKD/PPD
  • After all students have been the PKD/PPD, create compliment lists for principal or head teacher; special teachers; teacher/teacher assistants. Then start with all of the students over again!
  • Encourage the use of different types of compliments
    • The way people look
      PPD in Norfolk, UK
    • The things people have
    • Things people do
    • The way people are
    Compliments from PATHS:
    Compliments are an essential part of building a strong positive classroom community, here are a few compliments from PATHS�  schools!


    One third grader compliments another: 
    "You care about your education."
    From a kindergartener: 
    "You try to help me tie my shoes even though you get them in a knot.  You are a good friend."


    From a teacher: 
    "My principal made me the PATHS Teacher today.  It's the best day I've had at school in a long time.  Now I understand how the students feel."

    We want your ideas! We are looking for your ways to better support your PATHS� implementation, email us to let us know what topics you'd like to see in our newsletters! 

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