SEL Awardee

Alicia Lorenzo

Hanover Elementary School
Meriden Board of Education
Meriden, CT
“The goal of our project is to have ELL students develop a growth mindset attitude in which intellectual and cognitive flexibility becomes an established behavior. We will focus on student awareness of self through small and whole group instruction. Students will create a growth mindset journal for self-reflection. Students will learn that the brain is not static and can be changed through personal growth habits. Guest speakers from the community will share their positive life experiences and the obstacles that they have overcome. We will include a parent component in order to foster and expand the growth mindset experience throughout the family.”
Tags: Community Engagement, Elementary School, ELs, Mindfulness, New Arrivals, Suburban, Teacher, Traditional Public School