The Covid-19 pandemic may be on everyone’s minds right now, but school districts grappled with another pandemic before the virus changed our world. School violence incidents such as the Parkland School shooting were increasing, and students’ physical and mental well-being were at critical levels. New Caney Independent School District, northeast of Houston, Texas, understood that social emotional learning (SEL) and the missed opportunities to identify students with deficits played out in school–specifically in school violence.
The 7 Mindsets are based on a 3-year study resulting in the writing of the 7 Mindsets book and the development of an online Social and Emotional solution for elementary, middle, and high school students. The 7 Mindsets have been designed to promote self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making in students and include: