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Mind in the Making Institute


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MIND in the Making Institute


Even as technology causes the world around us constantly to change, the social and emotional needs of children have not. Ellen Galinsky’s research has identified Seven Essential Skills that are essential for children in the short- and long-term.

  • Focus and Self Control

  • Perspective Taking

  • Communicating

  • Making Connections

  • Critical Thinking

  • Taking on Challenges

  • Self-directed, Engaged Learning

During the 2 ½ day Mind in the Making Institute, you will be on a learning journey where you will reflect on your own experiences and practices, learn what researchers have discovered about how children learn best, and discuss how to apply this research in your role as a parent or educator. Once the Institute is complete, the participants will be able to conduct MITM trainings for other practitioners in the early childhood field.

Dates: September 24-26, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM -- 4:30 PM (ending at noon on 9/26)
Trainers: Joanie Burke and Donna Hudson-Hamilton
Location: Child Start, Inc., 1002 S Oliver, Wichita, KS
Lunch will be on your own
Training materials included:

  • Mind in the Making - Seven Essential Skills Community Kits - binder with flash drive

  • Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs (paperback book)

  • Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation (paperback book

Max registration - 30
Registration deadline is August 30, 2019. **Please note: This is a hard deadline due to the need to order materials well in advance.**

This training is offered in partnership with NHSA.


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[E/HS Employees and KHSA Individual Members: Contact KHSA or your E/HS Program Director for a KHSA member discount. We are offering discounts for programs and their employees and to individuals who are members of KHSA.]

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