Mawi Learning equips educators and students with Social Emotional Learning (SEL) tools that get results.

Mawi Learning transforms abstract SEL concepts into tangible mental models, tools, and frameworks that empower educators and students to put SEL into action every day. And the research is clear: improved SEL skills leads to improved grades, attendance, and behavior.

We believe that:

  • SEL that is not applied will not get results. That’s why we focus on equipping educators and students with tools for application such as the Turbo Button™, Growth Circles™, and Action Wheel™.
  • SEL is for students and educators. That’s why we offer professional development and certifications for educators, as well as online and blended courses for students.
  • SEL should drive growth: That’s why we offer simple yet powerful SEL assessments that help educators coach students for growth in core SEL competencies such as Growth Mindset, agency, and coping skills.

We believe that educators are meant to have profound, lifelong impact on students through results-oriented SEL training. It is our honor to help educators maximize this impact.

About Our Founder

Mawi Asgedom founded Mawi Learning because he saw firsthand how SEL can help a student grow in confidence, academic achievement, and extracurricular success.

Mawi Asgedom arrived in the U.S. as a refugee from Ethiopia and faced many challenges including poverty and language barriers. After receiving mentoring that taught him SEL principles such as goal setting, Mawi went on a remarkable growth journey that resulted in a scholarship to Harvard University, where Mawi delivered the commencement speech to 30,000 Harvard graduates.

Mawi is the founder of Mawi Learning, a bestselling author, and a frequent keynoter at leading education conferences. He has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and in leading media such as NPR, ESSENCE, and The Chicago Tribune.

Interview Highlights

Oprah interview

Essence Magazine

Chicago Tribune


Harvard Magazine