Leadership roles are often accompanied by immense responsibilities, high expectations, and relentless pressure. In this context, self-care transcends its conventional perception as mere pampering, evolving into a strategic approach for nurturing emotional resilience, cognitive clarity, and sustainable success. By prioritizing one's self-care, leaders can not only bolster their personal well-being but also optimize and enhance their ability to guide and inspire their teams.
7 Mindsets Launches Enhanced Program Offerings and Platform Functionality for the 2023-24 School Year
The new year is the perfect time for a renewed focus on student well-being and achievement, educator happiness and retention, and healthy school cultures. 7 Mindsets’ enhanced program and platform offerings are designed to help educators do just that.
Educators everywhere are gearing up for another school year. With this comes what feels like another complete transformation. New standards, new programs, new rules—all while the building-level leaders want to focus on their mission/vision, goals and values, and the possibilities of a school energized by joy and focused on academic rigor. Our hope is that this year it all comes together, and school becomes everything that we imagined—and promised—it to be.
As Teacher Appreciation Week fast approaches, it's the perfect opportunity to put an intentional focus on appreciating the teachers and staff who make such a tremendous impact on the lives of students. The dedication, hard work, and compassion they demonstrate day in and day out is nothing short of remarkable. It's important to acknowledge their contributions and let them know they are valued and appreciated.
On #SELday, March 10, we celebrate the importance and impact of social emotional learning for students, educators, and all members of the school community! Effective social emotional learning supports educators’ and students’ well-being and long-term success in school and life. The theme of this year’s #SELday is Uplifting Hearts, Connecting Minds. For SEL Day 2023, check out these free resources to support your efforts to create positive culture and climate in your classrooms and schools.
From Assessment to Intervention: How a Comprehensive Multi-Tiered SEL and Mental-Health Solution Can Support All Students
In today's world, students face a variety of challenges that can negatively impact their mental health and well-being. 7 Mindsets is focused on providing students with the support they need to meet and overcome these challenges. With its recent acquisition of BASE Education and xSEL Labs, 7 Mindsets is now one of the most comprehensive multi-tiered SEL and mental-health solution providers for schools and districts across the country.
Why do some people thrive while others struggle? Our ten-person team spent three years trying to better understand how we can help people flourish. The answer we got was clear. It is not what we know or where we come from but rather how we think that predicates happiness, meaning, and success. It is not our skill sets; it is our attitudes, our perspectives, and our mindsets that matter most as it relates to our personal wellness. In other words, change your mindset and change your life.
Jeff Waller, cofounder of 7 Mindsets and co-author of the books Ridiculously Amazing Schools and The 7 Mindsets to Live Your Ultimate Life, recently spoke with Dr. Jeff Rose, host of Cognia’s Leader Chat Podcast.
Our education system has focused for too long on what students lack, where they are failing, and what is “wrong” with them. This “deficit thinking”—or mindset—fails to see the innate strengths of students and runs the risk of inhibiting their ability to realize their full potential before they even get started. One of the most significant opportunities for those working in education today is a shift from this harmful deficit mindset to a growth mindset with a strengths-based approach.
Over the past decade, many school districts across the country have embraced social-emotional learning (SEL) programs to promote positive behavior among students and address conduct problems such as bullying. The COVID-19 pandemic further popularized these programs because remote learning and isolation caused many students to suffer both academically and emotionally. SEL programs have shown potential to address yet another challenge: They can serve to combat school- and community-based violence as an integral part of violence prevention programs in schools and districts.