PATHWAY’s library of teaching tools (“gateways”) provides educators with a variety of activities for incorporating problem-solving negotiation concepts into their classrooms. The tools have been created by PATHWAYS and by Fellows in the Negotiation Education Teachers (NET) Fellowship program. 

In the spirit of “expanding the pie,” we are making these tools freely available to educators for non-commercial use under an international Creative Commons license. Please see the bottom of this page for terms of use. 

If you have any questions or are inspired to create your own tools, please reach out!


You can locate relevant teaching tools by sorting and filtering the resource library by negotiation elements, higher order thinking skills (HOTS), language domains and activities, related literature, and/or estimated time required for the activity

We have aligned the library with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to distinguish between four kinds of language activities: Reception (listening and reading), Production (spoken and written), Interaction (spoken and written), and Mediation (translating and interpreting). CEFR language domains include Educational (learning contexts), Occupational (activities/relations on the job), Public (social interactions, services), and Personal (family, home, individual pursuits).



These works are licensed by PATHWAYS for educational use under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License



You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
Please contact us – or the tool author, if relevant – with any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding any of the teaching tools. 


  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit to PATHWAYS and the Author(s) of the work used, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests PATHWAYS endorses you or your use. 
  • Non-Commercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.