The Challenge:

Educators often fail to get real results from Social Emotional Learning (SEL) because they lack the mental models, assessments, and tools to apply SEL.

Since its founding in 1999, Mawi Learning has provided educators and students with tools to get real results from Social Emotional Learning. Mawi Learning has trained over 1,000,000 million students in more than twelve countries and offers solutions for elementary, middle, and high schools.

Mawi Learning offers professional development and student courses that can be implemented live, blended, or online for general education students and English Learners.

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