Academy Voices

We Are Connected: Mike Cruz Teaching The Mindsets

As teachers were on-boarding the 7 Mindsets in Casa Grande, Cruz invited his peers to join him for a workshop on how to teach their social emotional learning lessons more effectively, with less prep time. One month later, when our team visited Villago and Cactus Middle for a community open house, Cruz volunteered to come over and teach a group of students he had never met before. He chose the perfect mindset for this challenge: We Are Connected.

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Social and Emotional Learning in North Dakota

The Amazing Story of Liberty Middle School Students Using 7 Mindsets: Social and Emotional Learning in North Dakota. “Imagine a community so committed to the empowerment of youth and their cultivation of social and emotional competencies that local funders, businesses, after-school programs, parents, and schools have committed themselves to this goal. Imagine a community where…

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Teaching Gratitude: Brookwood Elementary

Teaching Gratitude …is what Brookwood Elementary teacher Susan Phillippi is all about.  She taught in Indiana and Tennessee before joining the team at Brookwood in Forsyth County, GA as a Third Grade Teacher. It was upon arriving at Brookwood that she first encountered the 7 Mindsets. She was kind enough to host Chelsea and Mahmoud…

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Little Mill Middle School Live Lesson!

Another fantastic lesson, this one on “Attitude of Gratitude”, from Little Mill Middle School. Little Mill Middle opened in 2007 for 690 students, with Ms. Connie McCrary as its first principal. The school was built to alleviate student overcrowding at North Forsyth Middle School. Little Mill was named after the road on which it is…

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