Educator Update

“Your Dream Path SEL program is truly astounding. It’s like a manual for growing thoughtful, tolerant, moral adults who embrace differences and have the capacity to resolve conflicts.” 

Dear Fellow Educator

The quote above is what one experienced elementary and middle school teacher wrote about the Dream Path SEL program we released on February 1st. I hope you’ll  take a look.

If I wanted to check out a new program, I’d want to get the key facts right away.  So here they are: 

What’s it about? 
Dream Path SEL curriculum meets the unique needs of our time by enhancing belonging, empathy, agency, and voice – all while building critical Social-Emotional Learning skills and fostering community.  more here

Who is it for?
Vocabulary and activities are created for ages 8 to 14 and are easily adaptable for older or younger students.

How long does it take? 
The program is designed for ten approximately 60-minute sessions or twenty 30 to 45-minute sessions. For instance, using one or two classes each week, you could do it in March and April this year or in September and October next year.

Where does it fit?
The program is designed for integration in classes such as ELA, Art, or Social Studies as well as in programs for Advisory/Homeroom, Counseling, After School, and Camps. 

What about assessment? 
We have two 10 minute online questionnaires that students take before and after. The questions, developed in collaboration with Penn State researchers, measure group changes in empathy, belonging, agency, and altruism or prosocial behavior. more here

Why now? I’m overwhelmed. Everyone is overwhelmed.
Two reasons.
One is that Dreamline brings hope. It is an “elixir” for the hopelessness and fatigue that surrounds us.
The other is the program is so teacher-friendly that it lightens the load, as opposed to adding to it. But don’t take my word for it. See for yourself

What’s the cost?
It’s an annual subscription per teacher or adult leader to use with any number of students for access to the 50+ page teacher guide (for in person and virtual), student facing graphic lesson presentations with over 20 embedded vides of Dreamline Youth Mentors leading the program, and a 20-page student Dream Path Journal. All digital and also available in print. more here

That’s it. I think the other thing I would tell you is that it’s not just a great program for developing all the qualities mentioned above, it is quintessentially Dreamline, which means it’s about connection and community. It brings students into direct contact with each others’ dreams in a deep and transforming way. If you like, listen to Dreamline Youth Mentor Camille talking about that here or Ahmed talking about it here

Please be in touch. I’d love to talk with you about bringing this program to your school or organization this year or next.

Thanks and be well. 

Yours,

Jeffrey Harlan
Dreamline Founding Director

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