What Middle School Administrators Need to Know About Growth Mindset

Middle school is a time of growth and uncertainty. School administrators and teachers have this opportunity help students build resiliency for a successful future rather than pigeonhole students into a specific path.
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Sunlight Series Post 3: Searching for Rays - Where do you get your Sunlight?

It’s Friday, it’s 2:45 pm,there’s fifteen minutes left.  The bell rings at 3:00 pm and you are waiting.  Your students who you care about so much pack up and leave for the day.
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3 Ways to Kill Social Emotional Learning (And Turn it into Another Failed Fad)

It’s hard to go anywhere in education right now without hearing the term Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Many districts highlight SEL as a core strategic initiative. Books like Mindset and Grit dominate the...
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Sunlight Series Post 2: Reframe Your Thoughts and Stop Hitting Your Victim Button!

One thing I learned to do before I even begin to take a break and seek sunlight, is “reframe” my thoughts. We have to remember that we are fabulous educators.  We are not victims and we need to understand that  when there is a...
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Finding Sunlight Even When It’s Cloudy Outside (Sunlight Series Post 1)

It’s Christmas Eve morning and I am sitting in my kitchen on my computer sipping some comforting hazelnut flavored coffee and staring at the beauty of the snow falling outside my window.
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Accessing ESSA Funding to Support SEL Initiatives at Your School

The education policy landscape has changed greatly over the past few years, and it can sometimes be difficult to know where to turn for funding.
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2017 Social Media in Review

This year we had so many great interactions on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and we can't wait to make 2018 a year of even greater impact!
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Soft Skills Matter! How are you helping all of the students at your school?

LinkedIn recently released a 2017 U.S. Emerging Jobs Report, which analyzed LinkedIn data to identify skills on the rise and highlight opportunities for professionals in a variety of emerging careers.
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Angela Duckworth speaks during her Ted Talk on Grit

Do Your English Learners Show Grit?

Your students are facing mental and emotional challenges on a daily basis. You want to help, but you're encountering budget cuts and other tough constraints at school. How can your students overcome challenges and succeed in school?
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Does your school culture need to be transformed? Download our free infographic!

Is it time to overhaul your school’s culture?
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5 Key Takeaways from the 2017 iNACOL Symposium

We heard from many voices during the 2017 iNACOL Symposium in Orlando, FL about a wide range of topics including competency education, personalized learning, and technology innovation in the classroom. Here are some of our key takeaways:
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Want to Have a Successful iNACOL Symposium? Here Are Some Ideas!

In just one week, the iNACOL Symposium kicks off! Mawi Learning is so excited to be sponsoring, exhibiting, and attending the Symposium in 2017. Here’s what we’re looking forward to and some tips for a fun and productive event:
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Coping with stress

How Educators and Parents Help Students Cope with Stress

Last month, Hurricane Harvey submerged Houston in over 50 inches of rain and caused widespread damage to homes, schools, and communities. This last week, Hurricane Irma ravaged communities across Florida.
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10 Key Transition Issues for 6th Graders in Middle School... And How You Can Help

Students entering into middle school are facing new personal challenges: their bodies and brains are changing and their emotions can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster.
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Testing, Testing 1-2-3

Testing season is well underway across the country. In Illinois, our ELLs finished taking the ACCESS test in February, which measures their improvement and proficiency levels in English.
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