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PATHS Model School

PATHS Education Worldwide social/emotional curriculum has paved the way at Shortlidge Academy since 2016.  Proven success measured by the faculty, staff and students has demonstrated the hard work and dedication of Shortlidge Academy becoming one of the model schools.

PATHS is a human connection that integrates practices and values into everyday actions that nurture reflection, awareness and caring expectations.  This evidence based, school-based program is a space that most of our highest needs schoolsfind themselves in before learning can take place in the classroom.  In recent studies of brain science, structural practices of social/emotional learning essentially should take place over time. It has been discovered that responsive stable relationships are the core to brain development and the impact of trauma on children has been a major barrier in building trusting relationship for years. Making kids feel safe, secure, strong and successful is the core to brain development and families should be part of process. With this key ingredient, students will be extraordinary people who are not only resilient, but have the capability of living a productive life.  



KN -   Mad or Angry:  Students will be introduced to the idea that there are different                                      words for the same feeling.


1st - 1st grade team next will be completing lessons 19 (Mad or Angry II) and Lesson 20 (Calm/Relaxed).


2nd - 2nd grade team will be introduced to the concepts of CALM or RELAXED and WORRIED.