Whispering Wind Academy Behavior Approach:
We believe in a very systematic approach to discipline, providing every student the ability to change and learn from their behavior. In that approach we have a heavy emphasis on the home/school partnership when students need continual support. Using this pyramid approach allows all stakeholders to see the broad base support that we provide to all students whether their behaviors are positive or negative. We feel that although a young person may make some poor choices, it is important for us to frame those decisions as choices and guide that person to make a better choice in the future.
PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies)
New to WWA this year is the school-wide implementation of a weekly social emotional learning curriculum called PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies). The PATHS® program is an elementary school curriculum that has been shown to significantly improve children's social and emotional skills. Social and emotional competence is a master skill that underlies both effective behavior and academic success.
The PATHS program covers these five domains of social and emotional development:
- emotional understanding
- positive self-esteem
- interpersonal problem-solving skills.
Each new unit builds on the learning that preceded it. The lessons are sequenced according to increasing developmental difficulty. The PATHS program brings students through each of these domains in stages. While some of the units from the PATHS program target one or more of the domains, aspects of all five are integrated into each unit.
If you would like more information about PATHS please visit their website.
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