The MindUp Curriculum Grades 3 5

The MindUp Curriculum  Grades 3 5
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Author: Hawn Foundation,Inc. Scholastic
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0545267137
Release: 2011
Editor: Scholastic Teaching Resources

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A comprehensive guide to helping all learners focus and reach their potential through brain-centered management and teaching strategies! Includes a full-color, innovative teaching poster with fascinating facts about the brain!

Handbook of Mindfulness in Education

Handbook of Mindfulness in Education
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Author: Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl,Robert W. Roeser
Pages: 394
ISBN: 9781493935062
Release: 2016-02-29
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This handbook addresses the educational uses of mindfulness in schools. It summarizes the state of the science and describes current and emerging applications and challenges throughout the field. It explores mindfulness concepts in scientific, theoretical, and practical terms and examines training opportunities both as an aspect of teachers’ professional development and a means to enhance students’ social-emotional and academic skills. Chapters discuss mindfulness and contemplative pedagogy programs that have produced positive student outcomes, including stress relief, self-care, and improved classroom and institutional engagement. Featured topics include: A comprehensive view of mindfulness in the modern era. Contemplative education and the roots of resilience. Mindfulness practice and its effect on students’ social-emotional learning. A cognitive neuroscience perspective on mindfulness in education that addresses students’ academic and social skills development. Mindfulness training for teachers and administrators. Two universal mindfulness education programs for elementary and middle school students. The Handbook of Mindfulness in Education is a must-have resource for researchers, graduate students, clinicians, and practitioners in psychology, psychiatry, education, and medicine, as well as counseling, social work, and rehabilitation therapy.

Learning to Breathe

Learning to Breathe
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Author: Patricia C. Broderick
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781608827855
Release: 2013-06-01
Editor: New Harbinger Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Disruptive behavior in the classroom, poor academic performance, out-of-control emotions: if you work with adolescents, you are well-aware of the challenges this age group presents. What if there was a way to calm these students down and arm them with the mindfulness skills needed to really excel in school and life? Written by mindfulness expert and licensed clinical psychologist Patricia C. Broderick, Learning to Breathe is a secular program that tailors the teaching of mindfulness to the developmental needs of adolescents to help them understand their thoughts and feelings and manage distressing emotions. Students will be empowered by learning important mindfulness meditation skills that help them improve emotion regulation, reduce stress, improve overall performance, and, perhaps most importantly, develop their attention. The book also includes a website link with student handouts and homework assignments, making it an ideal classroom tool. The book integrates certain themes of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, into a program that is shorter, more accessible to students, and compatible with school curricula. Students will learn to pay attention in the moment, manage emotions as they are perceived, and gain greater control over their own feelings and actions. These mindfulness practices offer the opportunity to develop hardiness in the face of uncomfortable feelings that otherwise might provoke a response that could be harmful (e.g. acting out by taking drugs, displaying violent behavior or acting in by becoming more depressed). This easy-to-use manual is designed to be used by teachers, but can also be used by any mental health provider teaching adolescents emotion regulation, stress reduction and mindfulness skills. The author is a graduate of the MBSR advanced practicum at the Center for Mindfulness in Massachusetts, led by Jon Kabat-Zinn. She is also a clinical psychologist and a certified school psychologist and counselor for grades K-12. In the book, Broderick calls on her years of experience working with adolescents to outline the best strategies for dealing with disruption in the classroom and emotions that are out of hand. The book is structured around six themes built upon the acronym BREATHE, and each theme has a core message. The program allows for themes to be delivered in 6 longer or 18 shorter sessions, depending upon time and needs of students. The 6 core lessons are: Body, Reflection, Emotions, Attention, Tenderness, and Healthy Mind Habits. Learning to Breathe is the perfect tool for empowering students as they grapple with the psychological tasks of adolescence.

10 Mindful Minutes

10 Mindful Minutes
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Author: Goldie Hawn,Wendy Holden
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101544365
Release: 2011-09-27
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Goldie Hawn embodies delight and joy, and 10 Mindful Minutes radiates these. Her book can help any adult-parent, grandparent, teacher-make double use of their moments with the children they love and have a terrific time while helping shape that child's brain for a lifetime of resilience and happiness." -Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence Across the country, the revolutionary MindUP program, which was developed under the auspices of the Hawn Foundation, established by Goldie Hawn, is teaching children vital social and emotional skills. By understanding how their brains work, children discover where their emotions come from and become more self-aware. They learn to appreciate the sensory aspects of their lives and to value the positive effects of mindfulness, compassion, and kindness. This, in turn, empowers them to manage and reduce their own stress-and helps them be happy. Those who have seen the remarkable effects of this program have been eager to learn how to implement it in their own homes and use its practices for themselves, too. Now, for the first time, its secrets are being shared with all parents and children in 10 Mindful Minutes.

The Zones of Regulation

The Zones of Regulation
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Author: Leah M. Kuypers
Pages: 188
ISBN: 0982523165
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"... a curriculum geared toward helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem solving abilities. Using a cognitive behavior approach, the curriculum's learning activities are designed to help students recognize when they are in different states called "zones," with each of four zones represented by a different color. In the activities, students also learn how to use strategies or tools to stay in a zone or move from one to another. Students explore calming techniques, cognitive strategies, and sensory supports so they will have a toolbox of methods to use to move between zones. To deepen students' understanding of how to self-regulate, the lessons set out to teach students these skills: how to read others' facial expressions and recognize a broader range of emotions, perspective about how others see and react to their behavior, insight into events that trigger their less regulated states, and when and how to use tools and problem solving skills. The curriculum's learning activities are presented in 18 lessons. To reinforce the concepts being taught, each lesson includes probing questions to discuss and instructions for one or more learning activities. Many lessons offer extension activities and ways to adapt the activity for individual student needs. The curriculum also includes worksheets, other handouts, and visuals to display and share. These can be photocopied from this book or printed from the accompanying CD."--Publisher's website.

The Branch

The Branch
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Author: Mireille Messier
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781771387620
Release: 2016-09-06
Editor: Kids Can Press Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When an ice storm snaps a small girl’s favorite branch from the tree in her yard, she won’t let it be hauled away. To her, it wasn’t just any branch, “It was my castle, my spy base, my ship …” Her neighbor Mr. Frank agrees. He says the branch has “potential,” and the two get to work transforming what was broken into something whole and new, to be enjoyed again and again.

Fostering Healthy Mental Emotional and Behavioral Development in Children and Youth

Fostering Healthy Mental  Emotional  and Behavioral Development in Children and Youth
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Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development Among Children and Youth
Pages: 390
ISBN: 9780309482028
Release: 2020-01-18
Editor: National Academies Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Healthy mental, emotional, and behavioral (MEB) development is a critical foundation for a productive adulthood. Much is known about strategies to support families and communities in strengthening the MEB development of children and youth, by promoting healthy development and also by preventing and mitigating disorder, so that young people reach adulthood ready to thrive and contribute to society. Over the last decade, a growing body of research has significantly strengthened understanding of healthy MEB development and the factors that influence it, as well as how it can be fostered. Yet, the United States has not taken full advantage of this growing knowledge base. Ten years later, the nation still is not effectively mitigating risks for poor MEB health outcomes; these risks remain prevalent, and available data show no significant reductions in their prevalence. Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development in Children and Youth: A National Agenda examines the gap between current research and achievable national goals for the next ten years. This report identifies the complexities of childhood influences and highlights the need for a tailored approach when implementing new policies and practices. This report provides a framework for a cohesive, multidisciplinary national approach to improving MEB health.

Teach Breathe Learn

Teach  Breathe  Learn
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Author: Meena Srinivasan
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781937006754
Release: 2010-08-10
Editor: Parallax Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Teach, Breathe, Learn, Meena Srinivasan highlights how mindfulness can be an effective tool in the classroom. What makes this book truly unique is her perspective as a classroom teacher, wrestling daily with the conditions about which she writes. "Teach, Breathe, Learn provides accessible, practical application of mindfulness to overcome challenges faced during the school day." Testimonials from students and colleagues are woven throughout the book. Teach, Breathe, Learn is designed for educators at all levels, parents interested in sharing mindfulness with their children, and anyone curious about how to cultivate their own mindfulness practice and eventually teach mindfulness to others. Part 1 helps teachers develop compassion and shift from "reacting" to "responding" to demands. Part 2 offers techniques for cultivating loving-kindness, gratitude and seeing students, colleagues, and parents as oneself. The last section of the book introduces a curriculum teachers can use to incorporate mindfulness into their classroom, replete with lesson plans, handouts, and homework assignments.

Meeting Standards Through Integrated Curriculum

Meeting Standards Through Integrated Curriculum
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Author: Susan M. Drake,Rebecca Crawford Burns
Pages: 181
ISBN: 9780871208408
Release: 2004
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A guide to integrating standards across the curriculum through the Know/Do/Be framework.

Youth Work Early Education and Psychology

Youth Work  Early Education  and Psychology
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Author: Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw,Kathleen Skott-Myhre
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781137480040
Release: 2016-01-26
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Youth Work, Early Education, and Psychology re-examines the set of relations generally referred to as working with children and youth. It presents a series of propositions that highlight politicized strategies to working with young people under current conditions of late liberal capitalism.

The Mindful Schools Curriculum for Adolescents Tools for Developing Awareness

The Mindful Schools Curriculum for Adolescents  Tools for Developing Awareness
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Author: Oren Jay Sofer,Matthew Brensilver
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780393713923
Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A flexible set of lessons tailored to the developmental needs of adolescents, based on research in behavioral science. Arguably, no student population stands to gain more from mindfulness practice— with its power to enhance emotion regulation, attention stability, and self- awareness— than students between the ages of thirteen and twenty. In this comprehensive curriculum developed at Mindful Schools, Oren Jay Sofer and Matthew Brensilver provide twentyfive brief (twenty- to- thirty- minute) lessons that supply a framework for mindfulness instruction that can be expanded or condensed according to the needs of students. Each lesson includes a “science supplement” with research findings relevant to the practice, and handouts summarizing key aspects of the lesson that can be distributed to students. Users of the curriculum may also be interested in the instructional resource written from a similar perspective by these authors with JoAnna Hardy: Teaching Mindfulness to Empower Adolescents.

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain
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Author: JoAnn M. Deak
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0982993803
Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Introduces the anatomy and functions of the brain; describes how the the brain is able to stretch and grow; and explains how mistakes are an essential part of learning.

Rime Magic

Rime Magic
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Author: Sharon Zinke
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1338088246
Release: 2017-01-13
Editor: Unknown

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Happy

Happy
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Author: Nicola Edwards
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0593121198
Release: 2020-04-21
Editor: Rodale Kids

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

We breathe deep and expand like the galaxy, We breathe out many thousands of stars, And if ever we start to feel panicky, this reminds us of just who we are. The perfect soothing read for quiet time, Happy gently encourages young readers to explore their emotions and the beautiful world around them, with stunning illustrations and thought-provoking rhymes on every page. This poetic journey to a place of happiness and calm will inspire and empower your child to enjoy the practice of mindfulness.

Mindfulness and Meditation for Adolescents

Mindfulness and Meditation for Adolescents
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Author: Betsy L. Wisner
Pages: 174
ISBN: 9781349952076
Release: 2017-07-10
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book describes mindfulness and meditation practices and programs for adolescents by situating the topic in a bio-psychosocial-cultural approach. Using this framework, the benefits of these practices and programs for adolescents— with an emphasis on evidence-based practices—are explored. In addition to programs based on mindfulness, meditation programs using Transcendental Meditation, Herbert Benson’s Relaxation Response, and the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s group programs are discussed. The book is targeted toward educators, mental health professionals, researchers, and graduate students interested in the application, development, and study of mindfulness and meditation practices and programs for adolescents.

Handbook of Mindfulness

Handbook of Mindfulness
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Author: Ronald E. Purser,David Forbes,Adam Burke
Pages: 514
ISBN: 9783319440194
Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This handbook explores mindfulness philosophy and practice as it functions in today’s socioeconomic, cultural, and political landscape. Chapters discuss the many ways in which classic concepts and practices of mindfulness clash, converge, and influence modern theories and methods, and vice versa. Experts across many disciplines address the secularization and commercialization of Buddhist concepts, the medicalizing of mindfulness in therapies, and progressive uses of mindfulness in education. The book addresses the rise of the, “mindfulness movement”, and the core concerns behind the critiques of the growing popularity of mindfulness. It covers a range of dichotomies, such as traditional versus modern, religious versus secular, and commodification versus critical thought and probes beyond the East/West binary to larger questions of economics, philosophy, ethics, and, ultimately, meaning. Featured topics include: A compilation of Buddhist meditative practices. Selling mindfulness and the marketing of mindful products. A meta-critique of mindfulness critiques - from McMindfulness to critical mindfulness Mindfulness-based interventions in clinical psychology and neuroscience. Corporate mindfulness and usage in the workplace. Community-engaged mindfulness and its role in social justice. The Handbook of Mindfulness is a must-have resource for clinical psychologists, complementary and alternative medicine professionals/practitioners, neuroscientists, and educational and business/management leaders and policymakers as well as related mental health, medical, and educational professionals/practitioners.

The Reading Zone

The Reading Zone
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Author: Nancie Atwell
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0545506328
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown

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Mindful Games

Mindful Games
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Author: Susan Kaiser Greenland
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780834840522
Release: 2016-11-15
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A practical and playful guide for cultivating mindfulness in kids, with 50 simple games to develop attention and focus, and identify and regulate emotions Playing games is a great way for kids to improve their focus and become more mindful. In this book, The Mindful Child author Susan Kaiser Greenland shares how parents, caregivers, and teachers can bring mindfulness into the classroom or home. She provides 50 entertaining games that develop what she calls the new "A, B, C's"—Attention, Balance, and Compassion—for your child's learning, happiness, and success, offering context and guidance throughout. She introduces: · Anchor games that develop concentration · Visualization games that encourage kindness and focus · Analytical games that cultivate clear thinking · Awareness games for sensory awareness, self-regulating emotions, and gaining insight into ourselves, others, and relationships Even though the games are designed for kids, they can be just as fun and transformative for adults. Greenland encourages parents and caregivers to develop their own Attention, Balance, and Compassion and to explore the universal concepts that she presents. Our own mindfulness has a powerful effect on everyone in our lives—especially our children.

Moody Cow Meditates

Moody Cow Meditates
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Author: Kerry Lee MacLean
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780861715732
Release: 2009-09-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Moody Cow has a lot of angry thoughts after a frustrating day, but his grandfather sets up a Mind Jar with sparkles and shows him that just as the sparkles settle in the jar, Moody Cow's angry thoughts can settle through meditation.

Connected and Respected

Connected and Respected
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Author: Ken Breeding,Jane Harrison
Pages: 297
ISBN: 0942349210
Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Educators for Social responsibility

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This elementary curriculum is based on the nationally recognized Resolving Conflict Creatively Program on conflict resolution and social and emotional learning. The book contains 16 lessons per grade level focused on five themes: Making Connections, Emotional Literacy, Caring and Effective Communication, Cultural Competence and Social Responsibility, and Conflict Management and Responsible Decision-Making. Each lesson also includes connection to childrens literature and a listing of major curriculum standards that are addressed in the lesson. The lessons in this volume are specifically geared for students in K-2 classrooms.