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Mindsets of Social-Emotional Learning: Part 1 – The Research

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Mindsets of Social-Emotional Learning: Part 1

Presented by Jeff Waller, Author, Co-Creator and Vice President of Educational Services, 7 Mindsets; and Maria Anifowose, Student, University of North Georgia
Hosted by Lupita Knittel, President, 7 Mindsets
Sponsored by 7 Mindsets

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Research has shown that to live meaningful and successful lives, it is no longer sufficient to develop the right skill sets alone. It is about the right mindsets. Mindsets-based social-emotional learning (SEL) leverages the modern understanding of the brain to empower educators to drive higher levels of achievement and happiness for themselves and for their students.

In this two-part edWebinar series, presenters explore mindsets-based SEL from two perspectives: the researcher and the practitioner. They introduce the 7 Mindsets and discuss their personal and professional application.

In part one, presenters review:

  • The importance of SEL and the research that led to mindsets-based SEL
  • An introduction to the 7 Mindsets and a student’s view of their impact
  • Common “counter-mindsets”
  • Three proven strategies to improve your personal and professional success

Part two will focus on the practice—creating a sustainable, positive school culture, successful implementation, and more. Leave inspired, empowered, and with practical strategies to incorporate these 7 Mindsets into your personal life, your school, and your community! PreK-12 school and district leaders, SEL leaders and counselors will benefit from attending this event. There will be time to get your questions answered after the presentation.

Jeff WallerAbout the Presenter

Jeff Waller is the co-creator of the 7 Mindsets, and co-author of The 7 Mindsets to Live Your Ultimate Life. He is focused on delivering transformative solutions that enable every child to create a life of happiness on their own terms. Central to his mission is equipping educators from all walks of life with the skills and tools to create connected school and classroom communities, where every student can thrive and every teacher is empowered to positively impact their students lives.


Marie Anifowose Maria Anifowose is the first person in her family to attend college. As a high school student she was introduced to mindsets-based SEL. She will share her thoughts and experiences on how this has impacted her life. Maria is an international student from Nigeria currently pursuing a Journalism degree from University of North Georgia. Since graduating from Community Senior High School in Lagos, Nigeria, she was an intern for the Daily Times Newspaper and worked with students, parents and teachers as an English tutor teacher in her country. Last summer, Maria served as a summit guide for a group of international young adults gathered in Atlanta, GA.


Lupita Knittel  About the Host

Lupita Knittel, President of 7 Mindsets, has more than 17 years’ experience of pioneering leadership in the K-12 education marketplace. Most recently she worked with PlanetHS and Promethean, where she was a core member of the leadership team that built Promethean. Prior to working at Promethean, she led strategic initiatives for Apple and Electronic Data Systems. Lupita began as a school teacher in her native Mexico, where she also founded and operated her own marketing research company.


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7 Mindsets LogoCombining elements of social-emotional learning and relationship-based teaching, 7 Mindsets distills extensive research on the nature of happiness and success into tools, curriculum and professional development that provide a new language and operating system for teachers, students and communities to thrive.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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