Mindset Mondays

Monday, 25 January 2021
New Administration, New Call to Action

Ashley Virtue, Dir. of External Relations, shares her tips on how we can all take steps to have constructive conversations.

Monday, 7 December 2020
Holiday Traditions - A Refugee’s Perspective

Aous Alhabbar, trainer for the NCRC Refugee Communication Skills Workshop, shares the importance of asking others how they celebrate the holidays.

Monday, 30 November 2020
2020 Hindsight: Harnessing the Power of Self-Reflection

Is there an effective and meaningful way for us to rebuild relationships through socially-distanced conversations or video calls? Emma Celeste, Project Manager at the National Conflict Resolution Center, shares tips for building a personal connection. 

Monday, 23 November 2020
How to Have Courageous Conversations on Racial Justice

Kathryn Shade, Senior Program Manager at NCRC's Center for Community Cohesion, shares her tips on how to have courageous conversations on racial justice.

Monday, 23 November 2020
Having Courageous Conversations on Racial Justice

Kathryn Shade, Senior Program Manager at NCRC's Center for Community Cohesion, shares her tips on how to have courageous conversations on racial justice.

Monday, 23 November 2020
Finding Gratitude Amidst a Pandemic and More

It's human nature to obsess over things that are barely broken while not considering at all the things that are working well. Kathryn Shade, Senior Program Manager at NCRC's Center for Community Cohesion, shares why it's important to shift our focus from things that we don't have to what we do have.

Monday, 9 November 2020
Post-Election Decision: Stay Divided or Find a Path Forward

The election has led us to a cycle of divisive polarization once again and it’s the kind that pulls a nation apart. Ashley Virtue reminds us all that we have a choice: stay divided or find a path forward together.

Monday, 2 November 2020
Election Anxiety: 3 Self-Care Tips to Reduce Stress

Nearly 70% of U.S. adults say the presidential election is a significant source of stress, according to the American Psychological Association's Stress in America survey this month. That's a 52% increase from the 2016 election. In today's #MindsetMonday video, Smhale Leon shares three self-care tips to help reduce stress and anxiety.

Monday, 26 October 2020
Addressing Bullying: Finding the Root Cause of the Problem

October is the National Bullying Prevention Month. Let this be a reminder that in addressing bullying, check-in with every party involved and give them time to explain what happened - from their perspective. Remember, there are always at least two sides to every story. Everyone has a reason why they make the choices that they do. Instead of being too quick to judge, let us learn how to listen and make sure that each individual is fully heard.

Monday, 19 October 2020
When Students Bully Teachers

Now that most classes have gone online, educators are faced with challenges that they didn’t have to deal with before. First, teachers had to adjust to virtual learning. Second, some of them had to fend for themselves against students who tease, prank, and bully. Educators are getting exhausted. Some are feeling defeated. Is there anything we can do to make the new normal better for both students and their teachers?

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