As we explore the country with a film crew in tow, our next stop is Casa Grande. With all of its middle schools and now 4 of its elementary schools implementing 7 Mindsets, Casa Grande ESD is an emerging national model for how social-emotional learning (SEL) can impact whole communities when school leaders collaborate using our systemic framework for student success.
Cactus Middle School
SEL for the “Human System” of Education
Villago Middle School
Showing Students That They Have Value
| Middle School Mindsets Lessons |
We Are Connected
Michael Cruz is a Middle School Computer Sciences Teacher who created a workshop for his peers on how to teach their social emotional learning lessons more effectively, with less prep time. Joe Martinez is Villago Middle’s College & Career Readiness Counselor who has championed the 7 Mindsets throughout Casa Grande. When our team visited Cactus Middle School for a community open house, Cruz and Martinez volunteered to come over from their respective schools and teach the 7 Mindsets to a group of students he had never met before. That month’s mindset was perfect for this challenge: We Are Connected.
“A Culture of Opportunity”
Teaching the 7 Mindsets using the Classroom Portal