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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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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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A Peak Inside Vista Peak Exploratory

  This year, we visit 11 model schools and districts to capture best practices and models for successfully implementing social-emotional learning. Introducing Vista PEAK Exploratory: a K-8 School in Aurora, Colorado serving 1,200+ students representing diverse backgrounds. With a strong focus on culture-building, growth mindset, PBIS and restorative practices, Vista Peak is now in its 3rd…

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Positive Referrals For Students

  “Am I in trouble?” Being sent to the principal’s office has historically been associated with stressful, negative feelings for students. But today, a growing number of schools are implementing a new best practice called “Positive Office Referrals.” We know this is a big idea because this video has been shared over nine thousand times on…

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