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4 fun ways principals can boost teacher self-care

The following article originally appeared in eSchool News By Tracey Smith  |  May 2, 2019 Reminding teachers to be good to themselves and practice self-care is good for them and their students. Teachers are very giving people. I read an article the other day that said educators have the most unpaid overtime of any job…

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Using the 7 Mindsets to Shift School Culture

The following article originally appeared in Class Tech Tips By Monica Burns |  March 21, 2019 In San Antonio earlier this year I sat down with Jeff Waller and Tracey Smith. Although conferences like the one I was attending that day tend to feel a little overwhelming, it was such a treat to sit for…

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Know What Matters and Make It Work

The following article originally appeared in NASSP By Angela K. Doll |  December 12, 2017 A parent request for hourly behavior updates. A student sent to the office for repeatedly trying to staple himself to his chair. A community member’s plan to improve the school by eliminating all technology. As school administrators, we get to deal with…

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Wow-Factor Schools: 8 Ways to Build an Awesome School Culture

The following article originally appeared in Concordia University-Portland blog By Jennifer Gunn • June 27, 2018 Some schools have such a positive school culture that you can see and feel it as soon as you enter the building. It’s evident on the walls, in the students and staff, and in every classroom you visit. How can…

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Sharing Moments that Matter – The Attitude of Gratitude Challenge

By Jeff Waller, Co-Author and Co-Creator of the 7 Mindsets |  November 20, 2018  ENERGY FLOWS WHERE ATTENTION GOES!!  Its the things that we focus on that expand in our life.  If we focus on the negative, it is negative things that will become the foundation of growth in our lives.  However, if we use…

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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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