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SEL Programs That Work: Fox News Visits Lee County Schools

Lee County schools find success with new life-skills program [Link to news station full feature] With summer just around the corner, students at Lee County schools have learned a lot this year. But they’ve also learned some things you won’t find in your textbooks: the Seven Mindsets. The nationwide, life-skills program based out of Atlanta…

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A Peak Inside Vista Peak Exploratory

  This year, we visit 11 model schools and districts to capture best practices and models for successfully implementing social-emotional learning. Introducing Vista PEAK Exploratory: a K-8 School in Aurora, Colorado serving 1,200+ students representing diverse backgrounds. With a strong focus on culture-building, growth mindset, PBIS and restorative practices, Vista Peak is now in its 3rd…

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Positive Referrals For Students

  “Am I in trouble?” Being sent to the principal’s office has historically been associated with stressful, negative feelings for students. But today, a growing number of schools are implementing a new best practice called “Positive Office Referrals.” We know this is a big idea because this video has been shared over nine thousand times on…

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SEL In Virtual Schools: Getting out of the comfort zone

Online schools present unique challenges and opportunities for students. SmartBrief Education invited Kimberly Hinton of the Insight School of Washington, a K12 Online School, to share how her school leverages social-emotional learning to bring out the best in her online student community while meeting key learning outcomes. This is the first of 2 op-eds on…

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7 Mindsets Top’s Tech & Learning Magazine’s Back-To-School Issue

Where does SEL meet Edtech? The 7 Mindsets Classroom Portal is the most complete SEL curriculum ever developed for K-12 learning environments. At this summer’s ISTE conference, we shared the new Resource Hub with Tech & Learning Magazine’s Managing Editor, Christine Weiser. Tech & Learning was so impressed, they put us at the top of…

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How a sheriff’s department and a school teamed up for SEL

Funding for SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) comes in many shapes and sizes, but perhaps one of the most heartwarming stories we’ve heard emerges from the uniquely dedicated Sheriff’s Department and its county school system in suburban Atlanta, GA. At this year’s TCEA conference, we met with the editors for eSchoolnews, who invited Principal Barbara Vella to…

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This Video Will Change Your Perspective on Middle School SEL

Franklin Middle School is a nationally recognized community school in North-Central Minneapolis, providing a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) focused education to prepare students to attend and be successful in High School and beyond. This 7 model learning community is fiercely dedicated to building school leaders and applying mindsets-based social emotional learning (Middle…

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