Casa Grande, Arizona

 

As we explore the country with a film crew in tow, our next stop is Casa GrandeWith all of its middle schools and now 4 of its elementary schools implementing 7 Mindsets, Casa Grande ESD is an emerging national model for how social-emotional learning (SEL) can impact whole communities when school leaders collaborate using our systemic framework for student success. 

These short films explore social-emotional learning in middle school environments, through the lenses of school climate and core values. Attend a pep rally at Cactus Middle, hit the Titan Turbo Button at Villago, or take in a Mindsets course taught by Mike Cruz of Casa Grande Middle School. 

Cactus Middle School

SEL for the "Human System" of Education

 

Villago Middle School

Showing Students That They Have Value

 

Middle School Mindsets Lessons:
We Are Connected

 

Michael Cruz is a Middle School Computer Sciences Teacher who created a workshop for his peers on how to teach their social emotional learning lessons more effectively, with less prep time. Joe Martinez is Villago Middle's College & Career Readiness Counselor who has championed the 7 Mindsets throughout Casa Grande. When our team visited Cactus Middle School for a community open house, Cruz and Martinez volunteered to come over from their respective schools and teach the 7 Mindsets to a group of students he had never met before. That month's mindset was perfect for this challenge: We Are Connected.

“A Culture of Opportunity”

Teaching the 7 Mindsets using the Classroom Portal

 

Acceptance vs Tolerance

Intentions Behind the Teachings of the 7 Mindsets

 

More videos from Casa Grand will be posted in October...

In-School
Research

Numerous independent studies have validated the 7 Mindsets impact in Achievement, Student Behavior and Grit & Resilience.

7 Mindsets
University

Weekend events that inspire educators personally and professionally, + tools to up-level classrooms and communities.

Classroom
Portal

100's of lessons and 1,000's of resources for the classroom that teach the non-cognitive skills young people need to live fulfilling, successful lives.

Training
& Mentoring

We provide trainings, custom implementation plans, coaching followups and school partnerships for exchanging best practices.

Unified School
Framework

A holistic series of practices that balance lessons, language, programming and planning to successfully integrate 7 Mindsets across culture.