| Tobias Elementary | Kyle, TX |
"We are teaching to their hearts."
Our latest research confirms it: even hearts are bigger in Texas.
This year, 7 Mindsets explores seven schools from across the United States with a film crew in tow. Our second stop is Tobias Elementary near Austin, TX, a school community that has embraced the Growth Mindset, while implementing The 7 Mindsets as a structure and common language for social and emotional learning.
This is a community of explorers who live by a rigorous, yet light-hearted commitment to each whole child. Enjoy!
| Teaching Kindness |
"You get to learn today..."
"You can be 19th in line, and you still get to eat. You still get to learn."
Reflecting on how Kindergarten-aged children often rush to be first in line, Jennifer Higa-Rolls shares her approach to teaching kindness and perspective using the 7 Mindsets.
In today's social climate, this is a lesson we would all benefit from practicing!
| Implementation Perspective |
Connecting Behavior Strategies and 7 Mindsets
Tobias Elementary's teaching community leverages its entrenched PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) program to help students feel safe, confident and aware of their behavioral environment.
As the Explorers follow their "MAPS", the community at and around Tobias uses the 7 Mindsets to go beyond behavioral strategies, providing a curriculum and common language supporting each child.
| Implementation Strategy |
Connecting Growth Mindset and 7 Mindsets
"We were learning about what teachers can say and share in the classroom to encourage student growth... If a student says 'I can't', then maybe we can say 'not yet'".
Principal Paige Collier shares how the teaching community at Tobias embraced the Growth Mindset as a foundational approach for social emotional learning. From brain-based teaching strategies, Tobias implemented The 7 Mindsets for its common language and curriculum.
| Parent Viewpoint |
"It's naturally becoming a part of their language..."
We invited a few of the parents to share their thoughts on The 7 Mindsets and its impact on students and the parenting community.