Professional Learning and Coaching

From Assessment to Intervention: How a Comprehensive Multi-Tiered SEL and Mental-Health Solution Can Support All Students

2023-03-03T17:46:19-05:00March 3, 2023|

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.

Dr. Byron McClure Interview with MHS Highlights Contributions to the Field of Education

2023-03-29T15:49:33-04:00February 20, 2023|

Dr. Byron McClure, a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Director of Innovation at 7 Mindsets, and founder of Lessons4SEL, was recently interviewed for and featured in an article by Multi-Health Systems, Inc. (MHS). The interview discusses social-emotional learning and the future of school psychology and highlights Dr. McClure’s advocacy for improving outcomes for Black youth in educational settings.

Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life – 3 Ways to Flip the Switch

2023-02-10T14:41:55-05:00February 10, 2023|

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.

Dr. Byron McClure Interviewed Following Keynote at NYASP 2022 Annual Conference

2022-12-07T14:44:51-05:00December 7, 2022|

Dr. Byron McClure, Director of Innovation at 7 Mindsets and founder of Lessons4SEL, presented his keynote, "A Time to Reflect and Renew," at the 2022 New York Association of School Psychologists - NYASP Annual Conference. In an interview following the keynote, Byron reflected on the important work of school psychologists: "One of the most important things I hope people walk away with is recognizing and understanding that we can make a difference. That the work we're doing as school psychologists is difficult, it's complex, it's nuanced, but it can be meaningful. It can be impactful in the lives of young students we work with."

Deficit Mindset to a Growth Mindset Approach

2023-08-16T09:06:05-04:00November 30, 2022|

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.

Violence Prevention Programs in Schools

2022-11-30T22:55:11-05:00November 30, 2022|

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.

How to Change Your Mindset

2022-11-12T21:36:12-05:00August 14, 2022|

A surefire way to determine whether you need a mindset tune-up is to answer this question:  Are you regularly accomplishing your goals and living your dreams?  If you answered “yes,” read on, and you’ll probably recognize why.  If you said “no,” these steps could be game-changing for you.

Leading Social Emotional Learning Platform Launches Upgrades for Back-to-School

2022-10-18T20:05:58-04:00August 4, 2022|

7 Mindsets, a leading provider of PreK-12 social emotional learning (SEL) solutions, today announced significant updates to its digital platform for the 2022-23 school year. Available now, the new and enhanced features help schools and districts support student, teacher, and staff well-being and improve the effectiveness of their SEL program implementations.

3 Strategies to Increase Resiliency in English Learners

2022-10-18T21:11:54-04:00June 14, 2022|

In the classroom, English learners (ELs) often have unique needs and strengths. In addition to language challenges, ELs have additional difficulties: living in a new country, trying to fit into a new school, making new friends. They may also have significant family responsibilities or experience with trauma. SEL can help EL students overcome challenges. A growing body of research suggests that the use of SEL in classrooms has positive impacts on all students, teachers, and society at large.

Why Soft Skills are Important

2023-01-04T16:53:15-05:00May 6, 2022|

Skills like managing our emotions, developing healthy relationships, and setting goals are the foundational components that set up students to better learn more traditional academic content. Learning long division or writing a book report is nearly impossible for someone who can’t manage emotions or set goals, and we all know that students learn better when they have healthy relationships with their teachers and peers. A lot of people refer to social-emotional skills as “soft skills,” but I think they should instead be called “essential skills.” I often argue that they are as important as traditional academic content—if not more important.

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