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.


This year, 7 Mindsets explores seven amazing schools from across the United States with a film crew in tow. Our third stop is 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.