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…

Acceptance vs Tolerance: An Arizona educator’s message for #PeaceDay 2017

  Acceptance vs Tolerance Earlier this year we visited Casa Grande ESD to film some of their amazing stories about how the 7 Mindsets are impacting the community. With 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…

SEL Resources: Check Out The World’s Most Comprehensive Hub For Social Emotional Learning

For Immediate Release: (Roswell, GA) July 26, 2017 — 7 Mindsets, the national leader in mindsets-based social and emotional learning, is excited to announce the launch of its SEL Resources Hub: a quick-reference content portal that enables teachers to easily search thousands of learning objects, videos, activities and other instructional resources. When combined with its…

Building Connections With Students: Chattahoochee Elementary

  Jill Sullivan is a 4th Grade Teacher who stepped out into the hallways to share Chattahoochee’s inspiring approach to building relationships, creating classroom community, and connecting at a deeper level with each child, each day. Also sharing from her perspective as a mother, Jill offers her personal technique for responding to the overwhelming distractions…

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Social Emotional Learning Standards: A New Definition

Last August, CASEL announced a “joint effort” to establish Social Emotional Learning Standards across 8 US states. For many long-time advocates, the creation of declarative, procedural, schematically-built guidelines will surely speed up consensus, funding and implementation of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in all classrooms. But as we visit schools, what we sometimes hear is that the move towards standards could also be a dangerous…