school culture

Throwing the Skunk on the Table: Difficult Times Call for Difficult Conversations

2022-10-19T05:10:30-04:00June 3, 2022|

Type: Webinar On-Demand
Date: June 15, 2022
Sponsored By: 7 Mindsets

At Chilton Independent School District in Texas, administrators and staff are working to build a culture in which they can “throw the skunk on the table,” by embracing challenges, resolving issues, and having fun in the process. They believe that High Expectation, Accountability, and Trust (HEAT) are the foundation for achievement to be sustainable.

5 Reasons to Adopt an SEL Curriculum in Your District

2022-10-17T14:06:01-04:00February 4, 2021|

Three years ago, we implemented an SEL curriculum that’s not only helped students overcome some of life’s natural barriers, but has also given both our teachers and students the mental framework they need in order to achieve high performance both in and out of the classroom. Getting there requires grit, persistence, and resilience, and the ability to push past mental limits to reach new levels of achievement.

Ridiculously Amazing Schools

2023-01-11T15:53:46-05:00January 28, 2020|

7 Mindsets, the national leader in mindsets-based social and emotional learning (SEL) curriculum and activities, today announced the publication of Ridiculously Amazing Schools: Creating a Culture Where Everyone Thrives. The new book is co-authored by Tracey Smith, the principal of Brookwood (GA) Elementary School, and Jeff Waller, 7 Mindsets’ co-creator and vice president of educational services.

Using the 7 Mindsets to Shift School Culture

2022-10-17T22:35:21-04:00April 1, 2019|

Instead of focusing their monthly faculty meetings on logistical items that could really be sent in an email, Tracey emphasized the impact of the mindsets on shifting school culture. These meetings put team-building front and center and introduced their “Mindset of the Month.”

Positive Referrals For Students

2022-10-18T03:13:49-04:00October 5, 2017|

Being sent to the principal’s office has historically been associated with stressful, negative feelings for students. But today, a growing number of schools are implementing a new best practice called "Positive Office Referrals."

Improving School Climate

2023-01-11T15:52:19-05:00April 29, 2016|

Because of modern advances in brain imaging technology, over 90% of what we know about the human brain today was […]

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