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Mentes Hábiles

We believe anyone can become a socio-emotional learning (SEL) skill developer.

Mentes Hábiles creates digital prebuilt courses that help teachers develop socio-emotional skills in adolescentes to prevent mental health issues. Our materials are designed in slides to be presented by teachers or community leaders in front of a group and contain questions, activities, audios, videos and theory to provoke interactions and learn socioemotional skills along with their students.

HundrED 2023


HundrED has selected this innovation to

HundrED Global Collection 2023

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Target group
October 2022
"The existence of knowledge begins by sharing it"

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

It is widely known that Social and Emotional Learning is essential for education and human development. But in practice, we observed that most teachers and community leaders have a hard time implementing and adopting programs because it appears to be "a matter exclusive for experts" or it adds long training sessions and additional preparation to an already demanding job.

What does your innovation look like in practice?

We make SEL teaching more easy to implement and to adopt through a series of prebuilt courses that provide teachers, tutors and community members with lesson plans that only require an e-mail account and basic slide presentation skills. We call them "Prebuilt classes" since they are road-tested slide presentations that include infographics, activities, videos, and discussion guides that provoke those special interactions that allow teachers and students to connect and practice their emotion regulation, communication and relationship skills.

Instead of training sessions, we make the teachers "live" through a class as students first, and then give them the materials and allow them to replicate their own experience with their students.

During each project we work closely community members to tailor a workshop sequence that fits their specific needs, tweak language and contents so they are relevant to their population, and stay in constant communication to answer any inquiry.

How has it been spreading?

Between 2020 and 2022, our Prebuilt classes have been implemented in 22 different schools from 7 different Mexican states by 141 different teachers, reaching up to 16,807 students.

Before that, we have delivered our workshops to over 4,000 students from +100 public and private schools in Mexico.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

Just contact us, we are always open to work with whomever's interested!

Impact & scalability

HundrED Academy Reviews

Implementation of this innovation could not be easier - educators receive all the online materials they need to engage their students.

Innovation contributes to the essential agenda of preventing mental health problems, and it has impacted effectively and positively to the well-being of youth. Teachers will have ready materials for supporting youth with their socio-emotional skills.

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Academy review results
High Impact
Low Scalability
High Impact
High Scalability
Low Impact
Low Scalability
Low Impact
High Scalability
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Implementation steps

I can Learn
Through a brief webinar o a short review of the slides, teachers or community leaders can experience all the activities of a prebuilt course: from icebreaker to closing remarks. This allows them to learn not only how to implement the workshop but also reflect and work on their own socioemotional skills.
I have access
We work with schools and institutions to develop the best way to deliver all the slide presentations their teachers or community leaders need to implement our prebuilt courses with their students.
I can implement
Finally, teachers or community leaders can replicate their own experience at their own pace and with their own style and implement all our prebuilt courses whenever and wherever they need. We provide technical support and supervision to help with any inquiries or issues they might find throughout implementation.

Spread of the innovation

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