Testimonials: Happy Teachers, Happy Kids

Respectful Ways Social Emotional Learning curriculum is improving schools and changing lives.

School 13

This is the first year that our school has used Respectful Ways and it’s been a great success. The student survey data backs that up as well. Respectful Ways has been a great character education resource for us, especially since we’ve been remote all year and our students’ mental health is more important than ever. 

– Cosmo Braico, Vice Principal, Paterson Public School #13

School Principal

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School Counselor – FF

Respectful Ways is flexible in that you may only have 5 minutes to work on a lesson in the morning, but you can pick back up where you left off later in the day or the next time you have a SEL block. You don’t have to start a lesson over if you don’t finish on time, so that’s a huge plus.

– School Counselor

1st Grade Teacher

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-5th Grader

It’s helped me figure out things with my friends. Let’s say we’re not really getting along much, I can try to use some of the things to make it better.

 – 5th Grader

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School Counselor – FF4

Respectful Ways (RW) helps take the lesson planning out of the equation as it already provides teachers with a brief overview of each lesson that’s ready to instruct without much effort. RW hits current Georgia and national standards along the way in each module. With the various modules hitting on a wide variety of topics, RW allows us to pinpoint modules for teaching to meet our PBIS goals.

– School Counselor

Elementary School Educator, GA

My kids are so excited to see those signs, and they are excited to remind others when they see them. It also gives me clues…I appreciate the visuals to use with the children.

— Elementary School Educator, GA

1st Grade Teacher

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Fifth Grader

I like the program because it teaches you lessons for life and it teaches you more ways to be nice to people than what you can already think of.

– 5th Grader

School Counselor – FF2

As we were approaching the testing season, I pulled a small group of 5th graders to work on a module about not giving up. This was to encourage them to push through when things were difficult. At the end of the lesson, each student had the ability to make their own meme. Several students held onto their memes and would remind me of how much they enjoyed that lesson. 

– School Counselor

School Principal

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School Counselor – FF3

The Respectful Ways music and interactive boards (where they can see their own ideas typed out) is a big draw for my students. Especially in the younger grades, they really enjoy it because it’s so interactive.

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School Counselor, Stone Mountain, GA

I found the discussion very helpful to the students. It allowed them to really think about what the word respect means. Sometimes we use words and we understand them on a surface level but this allowed the kids to really understand what the word “respect” means.

– School Counselor

School Counselor, Stone Mountain, GA

The Post It Note Activity was the most helpful. The students really took to drawing pictures of those they love!

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Breaking down the poem was very insightful for me to hear their understanding of the poem. I also feel that they connected more with the poem by understanding it line for line.

 — School Counselor