Academy Voices

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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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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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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SEL Summer Camp in Casa Grande, AZ uses 7 Mindsets to grow leaders

Casa Grande Elementary School District continues to amaze us with their unique program integrations and umbrella approach for delivering Social Emotional Learning (SEL) through the 7 Mindsets.  This week, during Mindsets University Minnesota, Teacher Mike Cruz connected with participants via Skype to allow students from the camp to share their experiences at the camp. This…

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Practice What You Teach: Mashburn Elementary

  Sarah Berger is a 4th Grade Teacher who opened up her classroom and heart to our camera crew, sharing very personally about how the 7 Mindsets had impacted her and her students. “Kids want to feel that they are being cared about, invested in, and safe.” From this space, Sarah shares how she builds…

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Parent Viewpoints On The 7 Mindsets

  “It’s naturally becoming a part of their language…”   We invited a few of the parents to share their thoughts on The 7 Mindsets and its impact on students and the parenting community. This year, 7 Mindsets explores seven schools from across the United States with a film crew in tow. Our second stop…

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Beyond PBIS and The 7 Mindsets: Tobias Elementary

  Tobias Elementary’s teaching community leverages its entrenched PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) program to help students feel safe, confident and aware of their behavioral environment. As the Explorers follow their “MAPS”, the community at and around Tobias uses the 7 Mindsets to go beyond behavioral strategies, providing a curriculum and common language supporting…

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Teaching Kindness: 7 Mindsets at Tobias Elementary

  “You can be 19th in line, and you still get to eat. You still get to learn.” Reflecting on how Kindergarten-aged children often rush to be first in line, Jennifer Higa-Rolls shares her approach to teaching kindness and perspective using the 7 Mindsets. In today’s social climate, this is a lesson we would all…

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