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During the process of writing Building the Resilient School (2020), we determined that a 5th seed of hope was necessary to capture the essential social-emotional assets needed for postsecondary success.

1. Focus on evidence of competence   

2.  Predictability and consistency in environment and communication.  

3.  Positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS). 

4. Social-emotional learning curriculum taught in all classrooms. 

5. Regular use of class circles/class meetings/community problem solving.  

6. Regular use of mindfulness exercises and self-regulation tools. 

7.  Efforts to boost internal and environmental protective factors