Author Archives: Vivensity Reflections

Vivensity Expands imSparked SEL Program to Schoology & Moodle

Pioneering Teen SEL Program Now Available on Four LMS Platforms April 12, 2022 | Palo Alto, CA – Responding to broader demand for its Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program, designed specifically for Grades 5-12, Vivensity announced today that imSparked© is now available on two additional Learning Management System (LMS) platforms, Schoology and Moodle, in addition to the previously supported Canvas and Google Classrooms. With four available platforms, it is now even easier for middle … Read More

Vivensity Awarded Learner Variability Certification

Vivensity’s Teen SEL Certified by Digital Promise, for Transparent Assurance to Edtech Marketplace March 1, 2022 | Palo Alto, CA – Vivensity has earned the Learner Variability Product Certification from Digital Promise. This Product Certification serves as a rigorous, reliable signal for district and school administrators, educators, and families that Vivensity’s ImSparked© Program for teens is an edtech solution designed to support all students, embracing the natural variability found in each person.  Vivensity submitted evidence … Read More

What Teachers Need to Know About Adolescence and SEL

By Marion Goldstein, Ed.D., Director of Strategic Partnerships, Vivensity (Originally published by SEL4NJ) Until recently, most school-based efforts around Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) were directed toward pre-school and the elementary grades. With anxiety, depression, and other signs of distress reaching crisis levels among older students, the urgent need for schools to promote SEL across all grade levels has become overwhelmingly clear. Middle and high school teachers are expressing new levels of commitment to embrace the important … Read More

The Importance of Growth Mindset

By Shradha Shendge Since coming to university, something that I’ve been thinking about a lot recently has been this idea of Growth Mindset. I’ve heard people throw this term around a lot, but it’s one thing to understand what it means and a completely different thing to actually put it into practice.  The easiest way to visualize growth mindset is by comparing it to a fixed mindset. American psychologist Carol Dweck studied these core neurological … Read More

Empowered Women, Empowering Women

By Malavika Eby My name is Malavika, I’m seventeen years old, and a first-generation immigrant to the United States as of 2008. My parents shifted their lives from South India to Northern California in their early-twenties, and while they may have physically left behind their relatives, childhood homes, and family pets, they never shed the values and thought patterns instilled in them by their closest influences from home.  Referring back to the old nature-versus-nurture debate, … Read More