In 2017, we sent a film crew to capture stories from 11 schools, in various stages of 7 Mindsets SEL implementation, from across the United States.
Mashburn Elementary: a suburban school in Forsyth County, GA, where CRTC scores, sub-zero car lines, police interventions and random acts of song, dance, and laughter made our 2-days filming on campus ridiculously memorable! Mashburn’s student achievement results may be through-the-roof, but their culture is interstellar.
5-years into their implementation of the 7 Mindsets, we hope this video series will provide a shock to the system.
| Mashburn Elementary | Forsyth County, GA |
“Ridiculously Amazing. Times A Million Billion”
| Building School Leaders |
“You build the culture one heart at a time.”
Mashburn Elementary’s Tracey Smith shares a few top-level points on how her school uses ridiculously amazing acts of teacher appreciation to move their culture forward. “It is true that if you don’t feed the teachers, they’ll eat the students,” says Smith with a smile. In this short video, get a glimpse into Mashburn’s teaching culture as they bump into big fun with law enforcement.
| Teacher Viewpoint |
“They are a part of me”
Sarah Berger is a 4th Grade Teacher who opened up her classroom and heart to our camera crew, sharing very personally about how the 7 Mindsets had impacted her and her students. “Kids want to feel that they are being cared about, invested in, and safe.”From this space, Sarah shares how she builds relationships with students and carries those experiences home at the end of the day.
| Mental Health |
The importance of SEL for mental health and overall well-being.
Arlinda Porter is a Teacher, former social worker, and parent of three children who have attended Mashburn Elementary during its various stages of implementing the 7 Mindsets over the last few years. In this video, Arlinda shares her views through each lens and offers optimism to a growing concern. Please note: this video examines an adult topic which may not be suitable for some students.
| Instructional Strategies |
“Let them teach!”
How do you create a positive learning environment? Is it relationships? Is it decor? Is it trust? Is it risk-taking? Join Traci Wallace, Jeremy Anderson, Keri Cook and Lynne Mashburn as they share how to “just watch the magic unfold” in the classroom.