New White Paper from 7 Mindsets Shows the Importance of Investing in Educators’ Social Emotional Wellness

An important aspect of working with schools and districts this year is how tired teachers and staff are. Teachers are concerned and anxious and feel many of the same feelings that their students are experiencing.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, social emotional learning (SEL) was vital to promoting student wellbeing and promoting their school success. In a new white paper, 7 Mindsets shows how K-12 districts can help teachers make an even bigger impact on their students’ social emotional wellbeing and school culture by addressing their own social emotional health first. The paper “Investing in Educators’ Social Emotional Wellbeing Promotes Student Success and Improves School Culture” is available free of charge to educators at https://7mindsets.com/lp/white-paper/.

“An important part of working with schools and districts this year is how tired teachers and staff are,” said Chelsea Buchanan, 7 Mindset’s director of education. “Teachers are concerned and anxious and feel many of the same feelings that their students feel. However, teachers are not always able to identify their own weaknesses. Your brain is wired to think about its students’ needs that it is a little uncomfortable for them to talk about what they need. “

The white paper exchanges research results and insights from educators and discusses the importance and value of SEL for students and teachers. It examines how promoting the well-being and mental health of teachers reduces stress and work-related anxiety. Lessons are also shared from school districts that make it a priority for teachers to invest in their own social emotional health.

“The COVID pandemic is a catalyst that allowed administrators to see the importance of teachers’ social emotional health,” Buchanan said. “When districts plan to invest in teacher SEL, they can better support teacher wellbeing. Not only does this help teachers feel happy and safe, but it also promotes a healthy school environment that caters to the needs of all learners. “

About 7 ways of thinking

Founded in 2008, 7 Mindsets is a leader in providing SEL (Social Emotional Learning) solutions that encompass mindsets, equity and multicultural pedagogy. The 7 Mindsets Program is a proven, research-based SEL solution that helps K-12 districts and schools build and maintain positive school cultures that are based on relationships. What sets 7 Mindsets apart from other K-12 SEL programs is that it nurtures the mindsets of students and educators and gives every member of the school community the opportunity to live a life full of meaning, passion and meaning. The 7 Mindsets SEL program has been conducted with more than 1 million students in the US and internationally. Independent studies show that the program improves academic performance, student behavior, suspension rates, and student resilience and performance. Please visit https://7mindsets.com for more information. Follow 7 Mindsets on Twitter @ 7Mindsets.

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