PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) is a universal, teacher-lead social-emotional curriculum that is designed to:
· Improve understanding and recognition of emotions.
· Prevent or reduce behavioural problems.
· Improve self-esteem.
· Improve critical thinking skills.
· Increase effective learning in the classroom.
Research has shown that the PATHS curriculum is effective as both a prevention and an intervention program for the development of healthy children socially, emotionally and academically. The curriculum is designed for children ranging from preschool to Grade 6.
LITERACY & NUMERACY: Effective education includes the core understanding of 'Learn to read, write and do math, and you can do anything!' We take this responsibility very seriously, encouraging and supporting every learner with strategies to help them become the best readers. writers and mathematicians they can become.
COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: In our practice as teachers, our goal is constant and continuous professional growth, directly affecting how we teach and how children learn. Our professional growth plans, weekly and monthly professional development and our connections as educators supports us in becoming the best school in Alberta.
Click on the links on the left side column for individualized information about each of our pillars. (currently being developed)