Whole School Implementation
Class Catalyst + SEL On Demand + Coaching + Five To Thrive
At Mindful Practices, we pride ourselves on utilizing student and teacher voices to guide our work, increasing agency and connection for students and promoting strengthened relationships leading to better classroom learning and management for teachers. Please visit our Class Catalyst site, or email email@example.com for more information about how you can bring Class Catalyst to your school!
How Does Class Catalyst Work?
First: Students check-in with a caring adult.
Then, students write a quick ‘status update.’
Next, each student receives their own, personalized 1 minute relaxation strategy.
Last, teachers review the real-time data dashboard.
The Class Catalyst platform pushes out personalized, self-guided activities to each student as part of the check-in process.
No extra work for the teachers!
SEL On Demand Library
Our SEL On Demand Video Library offers educators the opportunity to choose SEL practices and activities to share with their students – remotely or in-person! The video library is easily accessible; staff members simply choose their grade level band (PreK-12), and then choose a category to find an SEL video perfect for their class at that moment. Our SEL On Demand library comes with an optional monthly curriculum guide created by our team of SEL Specialists for those looking for more structure in their implementation. The library also features “Educator Only” videos for when staff members are looking for a way to refresh during their busy days.
SEL On Demand Library Offerings
Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, & Social Awareness
Self Esteem, Body Awareness, Personal Responsibility, Expressing Emotions, Managing Stress, Managing Anxiety, Goal Setting, Empathy, Leadership, Collaboration, Team Work & Peer-to-Peer Communication
TYPE OF ACTIVITY:
Energize & Cool Down
Our team of SEL Specialists is available to work with your school or district’s administrative team to craft an SEL Framework and subsequent coaching and feedback cycle that reflects the needs of your demographic. Our coaching process works to shift SEL from a “program” you implement to an “approach” that promotes staff buy-in and moves your school’s climate and culture toward a more positive and equitable learning environment for all.
I was nervous at first, I thought for sure that some of these kids were just going to roll their eyes and want to move on to the next thing. But when our SEL Specialist came in, her empathy and attitude toward our students was truly inspiring. She engages and connects with the students in a way I have never seen before, and I have learned so much about how I can improve my teaching. You are truly impacting lives and making a difference for the better; thank you so much for all you do.
-7th Grade Teacher
Five To Thrive
Five to Thrive is an innovative web-based check-in platform that supports Social Emotional Learning (SEL) at home through a simple practice in self-awareness and self-regulation while building connection with a caring adult in just under five minutes. Check-in practices help build the student’s SEL skills such as emotional awareness by giving them the opportunity to self-select their mood and energy level. The built-in strategies support students’ coping skills and offer ways to manage stress and anxiety.
Each check-in provides a suggested selection of individualized mindfulness/SEL strategies to choose from and include various techniques such as breathing exercises, stretching/movement strategies, and reflection activities ranging from one to three minutes in duration. Supplemental videos are also available in the SEL On Demand video library.
How Does Five To Thrive Work?
First: Parents/caregivers register their Five to Thrive account and add their participating students.
Then, students are provided with an opportunity to pause, breathe, and select how they are feeling based on mood and energy level.
Next, the platform prompts conversation between student and parent/caregiver.
Last, families practice an individualized mindfulness and/or SEL strategy together.
Let Mindful Practices Help You Implement SEL!
Interested in finding out more about how we can implement SEL into your school or organization? Fill out the form below and our SEL Specialists Team will be in touch with you shortly to continue this conversation!
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