Implementation Strategies

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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Applying The Growth Mindset In School: Tobias Elementary

  “We were learning about what teachers can say and share in the classroom to encourage student growth… If a student says ‘I can’t’, then maybe we can say ‘not yet’”. Principal Paige Collier shares how the teaching community at Tobias embraced the Growth Mindset as a foundational approach for social emotional learning. From brain-based…

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Empowering Teachers: Mashburn Elementary

  Here is what happens to teachers who don’t focus on test scores! Mashburn Elementary’s Tracey Smith shares a few top-level points on how her school uses ridiculously amazing acts of teacher appreciation to move their culture forward. “It is true that if you don’t feed the teachers, they’ll eat the students,” says Smith with…

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Student Leadership Re-Imagined: Chattahoochee Elementary

  Chattahoochee has created a game-changing student leadership program putting the 7 Mindsets into action. “iChangers” uniquely focuses on teaching leadership skills through community service with an emphasis on student interest and accountability. The program is designed to create a school climate of service and social emotional awareness. This interview with Instructional Coach Beth Perryman…

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