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Mindsets of Social-Emotional Learning: Part 2 – The Practice
Wednesday May 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Lupita Knittel, President of 7 Mindsets; Barbara Vella, Principal, Chattahoochee Elementary School, Cumming, GA; and Kirk Jones, Assistant Principal, Ayersville Local Schools, Defiance, OH
Sponsored by 7 Mindsets
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.
This two-part edWebinar series explores 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, the presenters discussed the research that led to mindsets-based SEL, and introduced the 7 Mindsets. In part two, Lupita Knittel, President of 7 Mindsets, joined by a principal and vice principal, discuss putting these ideas into practice. This edWebinar focuses on:
- SEL: Much more than a program and yet, not one more thing
- Creating a sustainable, positive school culture and a common language
- Three key elements for a successful implementation of mindsets-based SEL
Leave inspired, empowered, and with practical strategies to incorporate these 7 Mindsets into your personal life, your school, and your community!
About the Presenters
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.
Barbara Vella is the principal of Chattahoochee Elementary School, Forsyth County in Cumming, GA. With over 30 years of experience in education and a passion for teaching and learning, Barbara has taught at both the primary and secondary levels in Texas, North Carolina, and Georgia. She has also served as a middle school assistant principal and staff developer. Under her leadership, Chattahoochee Elementary’s team of educators and administrators has innovated a series of implementation models for social emotional learning which are now part of training programs nationwide.
Kirk Jones will be starting his first year as principal of Ayersville Middle School in Defiance, OH after serving three years as assistant principal and two years as the district’s athletic director. Kirk has lead several instructional and cultural changes at Ayersville, and is passionate about professional development and helping teachers understand the role that social-emotional learning plays in today’s education system. Kirk spent five years as an elementary classroom teacher and three years as a varsity basketball coach. He is Co-Founder and CEO of UpperHand Educational Consulting, providing educators with coaching through the job preparation and interview process.
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Combining 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.
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