Education

The Mindup Curriculum - Grades Prek-2

Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning-And Living

Author: Hawn Foundation,Inc. Scholastic

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545267120

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 6988

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!
Positive psychology

The MindUp Curriculum

Brain-focused Strategies for Learning-and Living : Grades 6-8

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780545267144

Category: Positive psychology

Page: 160

View: 8626

Research-based curriculum that features 15 lessons using the latest information about the brain to dramatically improve behavior and learning for all students. Each lesson offers easy strategies for helping students focus their attention, improve their self-regulation, build resilience to stress, and to develop a positive mind-set in both school and life.
Family & Relationships

10 Mindful Minutes

Giving Our Children--And Ourselves--the Social and Emotional Skills to Reduce Stress and Anxiety for Healthier, Happy Lives

Author: Goldie Hawn,Wendy Holden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399537724

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 218

View: 7781

Across the country, the revolutionary MindUP program, 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 wheretheir 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 effects of this program have been eager to learn how to implement it in their own homes and use its practices for themselves, too. Here, for the first time, its secrets are being shared with all parents and children.--From publisher description.
Education

Learning to Breathe

A Mindfulness Curriculum for Adolescents to Cultivate Emotion Regulation, Attention, and Performance

Author: Patricia C. Broderick

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608827852

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 9908

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 Breatheis 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.
Education

Social Decision Making, Social Problem Solving

A Curriculum for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning : Grades 4-5

Author: Linda Bruene Butler,Erin M. Bruno,Maureen Reilly Papke,Teresa Farley Shapiro

Publisher: Research PressPub

ISBN: 9780878225132

Category: Education

Page: 380

View: 7723

"Developed over three decades of implementation in a wide range of schools, this research-validated curriculum focuses on teaching students to be reflective, nonimpulsive, and responsible decision makers and problem solvers - while emphasizing essential literacy skills. It is ideal for classroom use and can be adapted for small group settings." "The program uses a variety of cooperative learning methods, including small-group brainstorming, problem solving, and role-playing activities. Students learn skills such as self-control, listening, respectful communication, giving and receiving help, and working cooperatively and fairly in groups. The manual includes numerous reproducible worksheets."--BOOK JACKET.
EDUCATION

Activities for Building Character and Social-Emotional Learning

Grades 3-5

Author: Katia S. Petersen

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1575423936

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 202

View: 5280

In Activities for Building Character and Social-Emotional Learning, hundreds of user-friendly lesson plans help teachers build attitudes of respect and caring, reduce problem behaviors, empower students to solve problems, and educate the whole child socially, emotionally, and academically. The lessons? literature-based connections allow teachers to 'build in' rather than 'add on' social-emotional learning (SEL) as part of the daily curriculum. The four teacher resources in the Safe & Caring Schools® series can also be implemented as a schoolwide preK-8 program.
Education

Everyday SEL in Early Childhood

Integrating Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Into Your Classroom

Author: Carla Tantillo Philibert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131546103X

Category: Education

Page: 154

View: 4331

With this new book from educational consultant Carla Tantillo Philibert, you’ll gain practical strategies for teaching Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), mindfulness, movement, and team-building to help your students grow into contributing and compassionate citizens of the world. You’ll find out how to lead students through meditation activities, simple yoga poses, breathing techniques, and other practical methods to help you proactively manage your classroom by meeting your students’ SEL needs. Topics include: • Empowering your students to understand their emotions, improve their focus, manage stress, and regulate their behavior • Introducing your students to the concept of mindfulness and how it fits within the SEL framework • Crafting an emotionally, physically, and mentally safe classroom climate and culture • Engaging your students in activities to strengthen peer-to-peer communication, community-building, and leadership skills • Providing your students the safe space to test their SEL skills through experiential learning, team work, and class discussions • Honing your own SEL competency through professional development so both you and your students can get the most out of your school’s SEL experience This book also offers a set of Professional Development Facilitator’s Guides to help you and your colleagues master the core competencies of SEL and implement them effectively across your school or district. The appendix provides additional strategies for teaching personal space, Safe Touch, and making mindful accommodations for students who have experienced trauma.
Education

Tools of the Mind

The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education

Author: Elena Bodrova,Deborah Leong

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130278043

Category: Education

Page: 235

View: 2021

As the only text of its kind, this book provides in-depth information about Vygotsky's theories, neo-Vygotskians' findings, and concrete explanations and strategies that instruct teachers how to influence student learning and development. Key changes to this edition include a new chapter on dynamic assessment, separate and expanded chapters on developmental accomplishments of infants and toddlers, preschool/kindergarten, and primary grades and on supporting those accomplishments, and elaborations of Vygotsky's ideas from neo-Vygotskians from Russia. FEATURES: Written for the beginning student, the book provides a clear discussion of Vygotskian principles including...a historical overview and a complete chapter on the "Zone of Proximal Development," (ZPD). Each section of the book builds on the other...framework, strategies, and applications of the Vygotskian approach. The work of Vygotsky is compared in a fair and balanced way with the work of Piaget. Examples and activities have been class-tested in a variety of classroom environments including a Head Start program, private preschool, and in the Denver Public Schools.

Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness

A Guide for Anyone Who Teaches Anything (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Deborah Schoeber Lein,Suki Sheth

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458730034

Category:

Page: 256

View: 9862

Mindfulness has gone mainstream, and author Deborah Schoeberlein pioneers its practical application in education. By showing teachers how to tune into what's happening, inside and around them, she offers fresh, straightforward approaches to training attention and generating caring both in and outside of the classroom. Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness emphasizes how the teacher's personal familiarity with mindfulness plants the seed for an education infused with attention, awareness, kindness, empathy, compassion, and gratitude. The book follows a teacher from morning to night on a typical school day, at home, during the commute, and before, during, and after class. This book is perfect for teachers of all kinds: schoolteachers, religious educators, coaches, parents-anyone who teaches anything.
Mathematics

Maths Problem Solving Ages 5-7

Author: Louise Carruthers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439965569

Category: Mathematics

Page: 96

View: 4681

Teach children problem-solving strategies with these imaginative and creative maths problems. This book shows how once children have learned the different approaches they can become independent creative thinkers and systematically apply their skills. * Problems are set in creative contexts to engage and motivate children. * Plenty of visual and hands-on resources used to cater for different learning styles. * Support for more and less able provided. * Plenty of follow-up suggestions for further work for children to apply their knowledge. * Full colour examples of pupil work included.
Education

Peace Work

Lessons in Mindfulness to Improve Self-awareness and Self-regulation in a Child's Early Years

Author: Midge Kinder,Rick Kinder,Wynne Kinder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940611075

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 9602

Peace Work: A Mindful Awareness Program For the Early Years is the six lesson curriculum from Wellness Works in School, an extremely innovative school-based program that teaches mindfulness skills to students to help them handle challenges healthfully across school, home, work, and community. The first book from Wellness Works, Peace Work: A Mindful Awareness Program for the Early Years is designed to help children from pre-school through first grade learn mindful awareness skills to increase self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-care through a personal and community sense of PEACE. These objectives are achieved through presentation of active-learning sessions where children experience group discussion and group reflection while developing relaxation and mindful awareness skills, healthy breathing, and mindful movements.
Psychology

Handbook of Mindfulness in Education

Integrating Theory and Research into Practice

Author: Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl,Robert W. Roeser

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493935062

Category: Psychology

Page: 394

View: 9939

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.
Education

The MindUp Curriculum: Grades 3-5

Author: Hawn Foundation,Inc. Scholastic

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545267137

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 1376

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!
Art

Creative Sprint

Six 30-Day Challenges to Jumpstart Your Creativity

Author: Noah Scalin,Mica Scalin

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760351945

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 1580

"Creative Sprint is an interactive workbook with six 30-day sprints full of prompts to get you drawing, journaling, taking photos, making collages, or anything creative that you choose to do"--
Education

Literacy Work Stations

Making Centers Work

Author: Debbie Diller

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571103538

Category: Education

Page: 218

View: 8000

Practical suggestions to prepare over a dozen literacy work stations that link to instruction and make preparation and management easy for teachers.

The Zen Teacher

Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom

Author: Dan Tricarico

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986155468

Category:

Page: 174

View: 861

You can thrive in the classroom. All it takes are a few moments of peace and a little focus. If you're like many teachers, your day is busy, demanding, even chaotic. But just because you live in a fast-paced, always-on world, doesn't mean your life has to feel rushed and crazy. In The Zen Teacher, educator, blogger, and speaker Dan Tricarico provides practical, easy-to-use techniques to help teachers slow down and create a sense of focus, simplicity, and tranquility in the classroom - and in life. As a teacher, you have incredible power to influence, even improve, the future. By being at your best - unrushed and fully focused - you ensure that every interaction with your students is beneficial, for them and for you. If you're new to the concept of Zen, don't worry. In this introductory guide, Dan Tricarico explains what it means to develop a Zen practice - something that has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with your ability ability to thrive in the classroom. The Zen Teacher will help you: Maximize your performance while lowering your stress. Transform your classroom and experience a better quality of life. Focus on things that really matter and let go of things you can't control. Find time to take care of yourself, so you can be at your best!

Numbers 1-30 Learning Stickers

Author: Scholastic, Inc. Staff

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439732819

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2231

These 4x4 stickers give practical study information to reinforce basic language and math skills. Stick them on a desktop, in a notebook, or folder. Perfect reference guides to reinforce what is being taught. 20 stickers.
Education

Fostering Resilient Learners

Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

Author: Kristin Souers,Pete Hall

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416621105

Category: Education

Page: 215

View: 2783

In this galvanizing book for all educators, Kristin Souers and Pete Hall explore an urgent and growing issue--childhood trauma--and its profound effect on learning and teaching. Grounded in research and the authors' experience working with trauma-affected students and their teachers, Fostering Resilient Learners will help you cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings. The authors--a mental health therapist and a veteran principal--provide proven, reliable strategies to help you * Understand what trauma is and how it hinders the learning, motivation, and success of all students in the classroom. * Build strong relationships and create a safe space to enable students to learn at high levels. * Adopt a strengths-based approach that leads you to recalibrate how you view destructive student behaviors and to perceive what students need to break negative cycles. * Head off frustration and burnout with essential self-care techniques that will help you and your students flourish. Each chapter also includes questions and exercises to encourage reflection and extension of the ideas in this book. As an educator, you face the impact of trauma in the classroom every day. Let this book be your guide to seeking solutions rather than dwelling on problems, to building relationships that allow students to grow, thrive, and--most assuredly--learn at high levels.
Meditation

Mindful Games Activity Cards

55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness With Kids and Teens

Author: Susan Kaiser Greenland

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1611804094

Category: Meditation

Page: N.A

View: 558

Playing games is a great way for kids to develop their focusing and attention skills and to become more mindful. This card deck helps parents, caregivers, and teachers cultivate these qualities at home or in a school setting. The games develop what Susan Kaiser Greenland calls the "new A, B, C's" for learning and for a happy and successful life: Attention, Balance, and Compassion. In a playful way, the games introduce kids to breathing practices and techniques for developing focus, concentration, and sensory awareness, and identifying and self-regulating emotions, among other skills. They include "anchor" games that develop concentration; visualization games that encourage kindness and focus; analytical games that cultivate clear thinking; and awareness games that develop all of these qualities and give greater insight into ourselves, others, and relationships. The deck contains 55 5X7 illustrated cards, each devoted to one game or activity, and comes in a sturdy, beautifully designed box.