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Welcome to the PATHS Instructor Toolbox!

Welcome to the PATHS instructor toolbox

The Pedagogy that Aids Transition for Higher-Ed Students (PATHS) instructor toolbox was developed to empower and inspire educators
to create learning opportunities that support first and second-year students in their transition to university studies by developing
attributes and skill sets that will help them succeed in academic situations and beyond.

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Learn to navigate the PATHS toolbox

Getting Started with PATHS: Pick a Pathway

Looking for inspiration? Want a more guided experience on how to incorporate PATHS in your course? Select a pathway below and dive in!


Team-based activities open opportunities for students to develop essential teamwork skills, including communication, leadership, planning, accountability, problem-solving and conflict resolution.

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Self-reflection helps students examine how they acquire information, learn and engage in opportunities to develop new knowledge, and improve performance and decision-making.

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Self-regulation, which includes metacognition and mindfulness, helps students become independent, active learners that demonstrate resiliency in their academic journey.

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Scaffolded Learning
with Timely Feedback

When students participate in scaffolded learning and receive timely feedback from instructors, they are able to gain a stronger understanding and greater independence in their learning process.

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Connections to
Real-World Experience 

Connections between content and real-world examples enable students to learn and remember information better as well as improves their appreciation for what they are learning and why.

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Explore all PATHS digital resources

PATHS Library

Looking for a particular learning object? Want to explore all PATHS content in one space? Find what you need in the PATHS library.

PATHS PressBook

The PATHS PressBook is an Open Educational Resource that was designed for students as a full PATHS learning experience and tool.

Instructor Resources

Find additional supports, information, and resources about PATHS and using PATHS learning objects in your classroom.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Find answers to commonly asked questions on our FAQ page

Contact Us

Questions about PATHS: 
Website and PressBook: 


Learn more about our project and what is next

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