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…

Why Mindsets

Why Mindsets Matter

Last week, I spent half an hour working with my 7-year-old daughter Sienna on her spelling homework. Laughing, my 12-year-old said spelling was a waste of time, and told Sienna, “Just type the word into the computer and it will automatically give you the correct spelling.” My initial response was to disagree, but when Sienna…

Good Parent

What Makes a Good Parent?

Nothing in my life has been a greater challenge than parenting, though nothing has been more enriching, either. Parenting has brought out the very worst in me, moments I cringe over when I think about. Fortunately, it’s also brought out the best parts of me, moments when I believe I’ve been at my best. I…