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The One Key to Effective SEL Implementation

By Jeff Waller, Co-Author and Co-Creator of the 7 Mindsets |  Sept 14, 2018 Social and Emotional Learning is only as good as, will only ever be as good as, the teacher who stands and delivers it. If teachers are engaged, if they have bought into the program, students’ lives will forever be transformed. If…

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How To Start The School Year On A Happy Note

The following article originally appeared in eSchool News By Tracey Smith  |  Sept 9, 2018 The author of “10 ways we made our school happier” is back to describe how she creates a climate where educators are free to be creative and students are inspired to achieve I have a hot pink sign that’s right…

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Combining Growth Mindset and 7 Mindsets

  “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 Elementary embraced the Growth Mindset as a foundational approach for social emotional learning. From…

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10 Ways We Made Our School Happier

The following article originally appeared in eSchool News By Tracey Smith  |  June 7, 2018 A principal takes a closer look at what it takes for students and staff to be happy at school, and how to build a stronger community After the recession hit in 2013, it was evident that something was off at…

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Restorative Practices in Schools With 7 Mindsets

  As Restorative Practices in school behavior programs gain momentum, a rising number of 7 Mindsets schools are also diving in, dramatically reducing suspensions and referrals. These schools are putting students first by keeping them in the school environment, transforming disruptions into learning opportunities. ” “Shifting the focus from punishment to restoration positively impacts culture in…

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SEL In Virtual Schools: Closing In With Students in Virtual Schools

Social-Emotional Learning in online schools presents unique challenges and opportunities for students. SmartBrief Education invited Renee Breuer of Pikes Place Online School, to share how her school leverages SEL to bring out the best in their online student community. This is the second of 3 op-eds on SEL in virtual schools.   Close the distance As…

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SEL in Rural School Districts

  This year, we visit 11 schools and districts to capture best practices and models for successfully implementing the 7 Mindsets for social-emotional learning. Introducing Otis School District: a K-12 single-building district in the NE BOCES of Colorado, serving a remote, rural community (population 452). Now in its 3rd year implementing the 7 Mindsets, the…

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