Mizzen by Mott: Create a Culture of Connection

And just like that… summer is waving goodbye and the 2022-2023 school year is saying hello! Over the next four weeks, we’ll be sharing activities, tips, and great ideas for a successful back-to-(after)school launch. Let’s get started!

At Mizzen, we believe inclusivity, belonging and empathy are fundamental to all aspects of out-of-school-time learning — and these elements are key to Mizzen’s curated and ready-to-go content. That’s why we’re prioritizing resources that emphasize human connection in the return to (after)school. Research and personal experience show how important it is to create a culture of connection before activities can be successfully implemented.

“Educators in both the afterschool and summer learning space are doing everything they can to help young people reengage and recover. So we’re doing all we can to get the best possible content into the hands of practitioners, and that means dynamic learning experiences that are meaningful and relevant – and that bolster connections.” – Carlos Santini, Mizzen by Mott CEO

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Connection is key to student recovery

Ray Trinidad stood on a chair with his arms fully outstretched from shoulders to fingertips. Lifting his voice to fill the cavernous conference room of afterschool educators, he channeled two parts soccer coach, one part symphony conductor. Read more

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Mizzen Pro Tip: Build Connection Before Content

Author, storyteller, and researcher, Brené Brown defines connection “as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” Read more

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