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“I love the program! I teach in a behavior program and I find that the lessons are easy to
teach and meaningful to students. I love the extra resources as well! It is very concise and I love the way things are worded.”

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“Over the years of using the program, we have noticed a decrease in behavioral referrals in classroom and lunch/recess. We saw such a positive effect that we decided to invest in having our own SEL teacher/class. This has proven very successful and parents have been grateful that we are supporting students on this aspect.

This curriculum helped to rebuild a great school community. GVA-N has a diverse culture in terms of both staff and families and Empowering Minds has helped to unite us and value the wellness of each individual as a whole. Students and staff started to use a common language around the school: in classrooms, bathrooms, hallways, at recess, etc.. ”

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“The 3rd grade teacher is doing a fantastic job incorporating the lessons throughout the day, and kids you would not have expected it from are independently requesting / utilizing mindful minutes and making I-statements.”

[/dica_divi_carouselitem][dica_divi_carouselitem title="Tony Pascoe" sub_title="Principal" button_url_new_window="1" use_icon="on" font_icon="%%91%%" icon_color="#ffffff" use_circle="on" circle_color="rgba(0,0,0,0)" use_icon_font_size="on" icon_font_size="39px" rating_icon_size="31px" custom_padding="14px|37px|14px|37px|true|true" _builder_version="4.7.0" _module_preset="default" subtitle_line_height="1.8em" body_font_size="18px" body_line_height="1.7em" background_color="#1f6163" background_enable_color="on" box_shadow_style="preset2" global_colors_info="{}"]

“We chose Empowering Education because after utilizing CASEL's core SEL competencies to analyze and explore all the major SEL programs we still found that Empowering Education was leagues ahead of their competitors. They provide constantly updated resources, accessible materials, and great support for any school starting down the important path to greater mental health for their student and family populations.

We love Empowering Education because of the depth of their resources. The lessons are straightforward and timed accurately, but then each lesson also provides numerous extensions that provide depth and layers to each and every concept that can be explored throughout the week, throughout the year, or even in subsequent years.”

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They loved it, especially the role-playing cards. When they reflected on re-framing their own negative automatic thoughts (NATs), they were honest and real about their struggling thoughts. It was a very effective and applicable lesson.”[/dica_divi_carouselitem][dica_divi_carouselitem title="Ms. Betts" sub_title="1st Grade Teacher" button_url_new_window="1" use_icon="on" font_icon="%%91%%" icon_color="#ffffff" use_circle="on" circle_color="rgba(0,0,0,0)" use_icon_font_size="on" icon_font_size="39px" rating_icon_size="31px" custom_padding="14px|37px|14px|37px|true|true" _builder_version="4.5.1" _module_preset="default" subtitle_line_height="1.8em" body_font_size="18px" body_line_height="1.7em" background_color="#1f6163" background_enable_color="on" box_shadow_style="preset2" global_colors_info="{}"]“Since we have started using Empowering Minds my classroom is a much more peaceful place. The students have learned the tools to solve problems on their own without staff help. The whole social emotional piece of learning in the classroom is something that has been missing, and I feel that Empowering Minds has really changed that by helping increase student learning, engagement, and behaviors.”[/dica_divi_carouselitem][dica_divi_carouselitem title="Patricia" sub_title="8th Grade Teacher" button_url_new_window="1" use_icon="on" font_icon="%%91%%" icon_color="#ffffff" use_circle="on" circle_color="rgba(0,0,0,0)" use_icon_font_size="on" icon_font_size="39px" rating_icon_size="31px" custom_padding="14px|37px|14px|37px|true|true" _builder_version="4.5.1" _module_preset="default" subtitle_line_height="1.8em" body_font_size="18px" body_line_height="1.7em" background_color="#1f6163" background_enable_color="on" box_shadow_style="preset2" global_colors_info="{}"]

“At the beginning of the year my students would not engage in SEL time. They were really resistant – now they ask for it!”

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“It has been very positive for the students especially with all the hands on activities, the readings, and the drawing of pictures. The students are getting really good at making connections both at school and outside of school by using what they are learning in the SEL block.”

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“The program has been easy to use and has been user-friendly for counselors, teachers, and most importantly, students. We have been using the program with students in grades Pre-K through 5 and have had good results with all grade levels. One of the things that has been most helpful is the support we have received from Empowering Education. They have listened to us and the ways we have wanted to implement the lessons.”

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