Promoting Alternative Thinking Skills (PATHS)
PATHS is a social-emotional learning program that all of our classrooms use. This program helps us to identify and understand feelings of ourselves and others, and also helps with friendship skills and problem-solving using the Control Signals Poster.
Parents…do your children ever have difficulty calming down?
You can use the control signals poster as a way to help your child gain control of their behavior.
- Step 1 is the Red Light : Stop! Take a long, deep breath. Say the problem and how you feel.
- Step 2 is the Yellow Light: Think! What can I do? Would it work?
- Step 3 is the Green Light: Go! Try out your solution.
Your child is learning these steps to solve problems in the classroom during our PATHS lessons. Using the same steps at home will help your child remember and follow these steps more often when they have a problem. Helping your child solve their own problems builds self esteem!
Building Resilient Learners
“Many, many failures equals success.” (Thomas Edison) Resiliency is defined as the ability to cope and bounce back from challenges and adversity. To be successful, students must try new things, take risks, develop personal learning strategies and talents, and learn from mistakes. To help students build resiliency, we work to understand and support each child based upon the Resiliency Wheel.
Supporting Literacy and Resiliency at RPS
- Personalized Learning/Success for All Students – Resource Teacher; English Language Learning Support; Literacy Specialist; Physical Education Teacher; Educational and School Assistants; Teacher Professional Learning Communities; Fine Arts Infused; Student Goal-Setting ; Regrouping; Small Group and Individual Support
- Strong School Community – Strong Teaching Teams; Regrouping of Students Within and Across Teams; School Code of Conduct; Common Expectations and Vocabulary; Learning Commons;
- Personal Development – PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) program for all students (Social-Emotional learning, Problem-solving, Working with others); Assistive Technology; Music Program; Field Trips
- Student Engagement, Voice and Participation – Project-Based Learning Opportunities (cross-curricular); Student Leadership Groups; Student-Led Environmental Awareness & Recycling Program (The Green Team); Choir; Extracurricular Opportunities (sports, clubs, academics); Radisson Park Radio Station
- Home-School Connection – School Handbook; Student Agendas & Communication Books; Radisson Park School Council; Radisson Park Parent Association; Parent Volunteers
- Community Partnerships - Calgary Reads, Calgary Reads at Home Program, Hull Child and Family Services - Paths/Fast Track, Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Program, Homework Club, Breakfast Program, Brown Bag Lunch Program, Duck Soup Program, CASP After School Program (Grace Baptist Church), Lunch Supervision Program