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!
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
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- The things people have
- Things people do
- The way people are
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."