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Social Emotional Learning at Raymond Elementary
Carol Lentz
Principal, Raymond Elementary 
At Raymond Elementary, we have always placed a high priority on building relationships with our students. Understanding their passions and interests, how they learn best, along with knowing their dreams and aspirations helps us design learning opportunities that are specific to each child. We know through research that students who feel supported and cared for by adults at school are better able to learn. We strive to be caring and supportive each day as we interact with our students and create welcoming learning environments. 
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Social-Emotional Learning at Marysville Schools - Equity for Students

Mark Gallagher

K-12 MTSS Coordinator, MEVSD


If you were to ask one hundred professionals to define social-emotional learning, then you would likely receive one hundred different definitions. The common themes would likely include 21st century skills, noncognitive skills, soft skills, and character development - and none of these would be wrong. According to Collaborative for Academic and Social Emotional Learning (CASEL), “social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.” Simple enough, right? Regardless of how you define social-emotional learning, the question quickly becomes, “Why does it matter?” 

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Marysville HS: Habits of Mind
Tom Cochran 
Marysville HS Principal  
Marysville High School has made it a focus this year to adopt and integrate specific habits of mind into the building culture.   Habits of Mind are defined as dispositions that are skillfully and mindfully employed by characteristically intelligent, successful people when they are confronted with problems, the solutions to which are not immediately apparent. In essence, we want to support and foster student growth, success, and learning by integrating these habits of mind in the classrooms, hallways, and culture at Marysville High School. 
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Blended Learning

Chris Campbell, Instructional Innovation Director

Ashley Thompson, Personalized Learning Director


Blended learning is a student-centered instructional strategy used for students to learn in part through online delivery of content and instruction. Together these elements provide real-time data that is used to customize learning and identify learning progressions that deepen student knowledge.  Data analysis allows for personalization of learning that is individualized for every student based on their interests, strengths, needs, and goals.  
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Learning Beyond The Walls

Diane Mankins
MEVSD Superintendent 

The learning that takes place everyday between teachers and students is, of course, essential to develop the minds of our students.  In a personalized educational platform, we are witnessing students advocating for their own learning opportunities and being active decision makers in their learning.  There is nothing more powerful than watching our learners evolve in this way and it is a skill that will definitely transcend into their future goals and aspirations.  

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Social Emotional Learning

Lynette Lewis
Principal, Navin Elementary 


At Navin Elementary, we firmly believe in the importance of teaching the whole child. In addition to academic learning, we also share a responsibility for their social-emotional learning, an important factor in predicting overall success in life. So…what IS social-emotional learning, or SEL? SEL is the process through which children understand and manage emotions (i.e. self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, relationship skills and social awareness). It’s easy to see how critical the development of SEL is to addressing the needs of the whole child.

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Personalizing Literacy Respects Students’ Backgrounds, Needs, and Neurodiversity

Steven M. Griffin

MEVSD, Literacy Director K-6


At Marysville Schools, literacy instruction is structured in a way that embraces the diverse profiles of our learners.  Marysville takes pride in personalization by considering student profiles when selecting a fitting instructional approach tailored to meet each student right where they are when learning to read. For instance, students who need additional reading support have access to early reading intervention where specialists who are skilled in a diverse set of structured literacy approaches work with them in small groups. 

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The Connection Between Social Emotional Progress and Reading
Diane Mankins
MEVSD Superintendent  
We have always understood and prioritized the importance of Reading and Math in academic achievement and school success.  As such, we have stressed the importance of these skills in our curriculum, especially at the early grades where foundational skills are developed. Reading, in particular, is the avenue in which all students access content throughout their educational career and lifetime. However, recent research strongly indicates that HOPE is an equally essential element to school success.
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Mastery Learning at Northwood
Karen Wells, Principal

Northwood Elementary 


Northwood Elementary opened its doors in 2007.  We currently serve 550 students K-4 students. We strive daily to connect with our community and to provide an education that is responsive to the times and focused on what’s best for our students. We want our students to develop a strong understanding about who they are as learners and as citizens in our community.  At Northwood, just like other Marysville Schools, we have worked to step away from the passive industrial educational model, and have moved towards a more active and engaged learning model. We have done this through personalized, mastery learning. Our hope is that when people look at our building they say, “Wow, something wonderful is going on in there and I want to be apart of it.”  

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Relationships Matter
Ashley Thompson
Director of Personalized Learning  


Learning must start not with rules, but with healthy relationships. Relationships sit at the core of a personalized learning environment. This imperative social emotional component within the classroom enables students’ feelings of safety, belonging, and hope - all of which are fundamental to optimize each learning. Classrooms rooted in explicit and intentional commitments help students learn to engage in positive interpersonal relationships with both their peers and their teacher. Equally as critical, an emphasis on social emotional learning helps students know and value themselves. 

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What's The Truth About Mastery Learning
Diane Mankins
Marysville Superintendent
After years in education, one indisputable fact is that ALL children can learn. Unfortunately, barriers such as time and space create obstacles for learners to progress through the content in the classroom. A mastery based system simply seeks to remove these barriers and allow students to grapple with concepts or accelerate to deep levels of thinking based on personal readiness and understanding. 
Mill Valley Elementary: Alternative Kindergarten


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How Does Alternative Kindergarten Personalize Learning for Students?

Amey McGlenn

Principal, Mill Valley Elementary

One of the biggest milestones for a student in the Marysville Exempted Village School District is entering Kindergarten. Starting August of 2019 at Mill Valley Elementary, MEVSD began offering an Alternative Kindergarten option to offer parents choice around which kindergarten option is best for their child.  

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MEVSD Personalized Learning
Ashley Thompson
Director of Personalized Learning
The 2019-20 school year is off and running! Students are engaging with their learning in exciting ways and Marysville Schools is making considerable strides forward to continue personalizing learning. Everyone, students and teachers alike, are hard at work! 
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The Call For Personalized Learning
Diane Mankins, 
Marysville Superintendent 
Our personalized learning journey started a few years ago during our strategic planning process.  As we engaged in a deep dive of our student achievement and growth data, it was very clear that despite our excellent rating we were not meeting the academic needs of every single student the district. Equally important to academic performance is a student’s experience and sense of hope for the future. So, we asked students directly their perception of our  schools, classrooms, and experience which resulted in formative feedback for systemic change in order to foster stronger connections to school, build resiliency, and cultivate hope for every single student we serve. These results are the foundation for our work across the district in personalized learning. 
Transforming Teaching and Learning
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Kids know what they want to learn! Kids know what they want to learn!

Curiosity sparks wonder, as teachers at Navin Elementary School in Marysville, Ohio, have learned full well.

Fourth grade teacher Courtney Potts and her colleagues embrace their students’ curiosity and inquiry through a “Wonder Wall” onto which kids post questions they have about what they are learning or want to learn. Understanding that her fourth graders want to...

Grit, Growth and Resilience: The Value of a Growth Mindset Grit, Growth and Resilience: The Value of a Growth Mindset
Erin Morrison (Teacher) and Ava Taylor (Third Grade Student)

Navin Elementary School

It is a theme used across the district, but growth mindset is proving to be more than just words on a wall. In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point, and in Marysville Schools, it is quickly becoming...
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