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Teaching. It is what I do. It is what where my passion lies. I believe it is important to teach students much more than Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic.

As adults, we know it takes more than academics to be successful in life, such as how to handle stress, work as a team, fail, and a variety of other instances that preparing for the EOG does not help with in life.

This summer I had an opportunity to work as a consultant for 7 Mindsets, a program which teaches Social and Emotional Learning. (The creators of the program did years of research and found that highly successful people all through life have 7 Mindsets in common.

1. The belief that Everything is Possible.
2. Passion First
3. We are Connected
4.100% Accountable
5. Attitude of Gratitude
6. Live to Give
7. The Time is Now.

My vacation days are being spent writing curriculum about how to use these Mindsets in life. While I am writing with middle and high schoolers in mind, I continue to find ways to apply them in my life.

As part of my consulting gig, I have been asked to write a blog post about stress relievers for students. As part of my research for this article, I would like to hear from students, parents, teachers, administrators or anyone who has input. If you would like to know more about the 7 Mindsets, please contact me at mandie@7mindsets.net

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