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Benefits of SEL & The #PullYourWeeds® Program

According to CASEL, "Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.


Our #PullYourWeeds® SEL Program Is Rooted In

✔︎Children embracing & understanding that they have the power to control the way they feel.

✔︎Empowering children with growth mindset tools and mindfulness activities.

✔︎Self-empowerment, self-compassion and confidence building.

✔︎Keeping the lines of communication open between children and trusted sources.

✔︎Strengthening and building positive conflict/resolution skills.

✔︎Encouraging empathy and responsible decision making.

We are now offering our virtual #PullYourWeeds® SEL workshops for elementary schools, private family sessions, non-profit children's organizations, parent groups and more! To book now please email or for testimonials of our program


The presentation was outstanding to say the least! The second graders learned numerous techniques to manage their stress. The power of positive thinking is the focal point of this creative presentation. It is very apparent that Ms Truffini is extremely dedicated and dynamic. The children learned lifelong social- emotional skills.

~Tara W. 2nd Grade Teacher Cedar Grove, NJ

The Gardener program was a great way to help students navigate their emotions and it gave them the tools they need to take control back in regulating their emotions! I loved seeing them try out the breathing techniques and sensory activities on their own, even after the workshop. Thank you for providing our students with these tools they will use in 4th grade and beyond in life!

~Kim T. 4th Grade Teacher Denville, NJ

I can't think of anything more necessary right now than teaching our children and students mindfulness and ways to manage stress. As an educator, our students deal with so much, from academic pressure to peer pressure. Social media along with the pandemic has heightened our already anxious children.

Shanna Truffini's book along with her academic workshops target today's students brilliantly. The message of managing anxiety and practicing mindfulness is clear and universally age appropriate. The students' response to Shanna's workshop along with her book was incredible to witness.

Now more than ever, integrating mindfulness should be a top priority for all districts, parents, and educators. I highly recommend contacting Shanna for more information regarding the "You are a Gardener" program. She is relatable, knowledgeable, and creative in tailoring parts of her program to fit your individual needs.

As an educator and a mother, I can't speak highly enough about Shanna and her incredible program she has created.”

~Stacey I 4th Grade Teacher Watchung, NJ

>>Get Your School, Group or Family on our schedule today! <<


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