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

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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!
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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: 4488

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.
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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

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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.
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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

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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.
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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

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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.
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Everyday SEL in Middle School

Integrating Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Into Your Classroom

Author: Carla Tantillo Philibert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317446488

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 1924

In this new book from educational consultant Carla Tantillo Philibert, you’ll gain practical strategies for teaching social-emotional learning (SEL), mindfulness, and movement to help your middle school students maintain positive relationships, assume responsibility, become bodily aware, and grow into productive, contributing citizens. You’ll find out how to lead students through games, simple yoga poses, breathing techniques, and other activities that are easy to incorporate and help you manage your classroom. Topics include: Empowering your students to understand their emotions, improve their focus, manage stress, and regulate their behavior through structured activities Introducing your students to the concept of SEL and setting up your own SEL classroom Engaging your students in activities to strengthen peer-to-peer communication, community-building, and leadership skills Allowing your students to test their SEL skills through interactive stories and class discussions Honing your own SEL competency through professional development sessions so your students can get the most out of their SEL experience The book also offers a Professional Development Facilitator’s Guide to help you and your colleagues master the core concepts of SEL and implement them effectively in the classroom. The appendix provides additional strategies for overcoming common difficulties when first beginning your school’s SEL journey.
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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

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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.
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Smart Practice Workbook: Fourth Grade

Author: Scholastic Teaching Resources

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545862561

Category:

Page: 320

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Practice makes perfect! This large collection of fun and engaging practice pages is designed to help students master essential skills in reading, writing, vocabulary, math, and more. With more than 300 skill-building practice pages, students are well on their way to succeed in school! Includes ready-to-use flash cards for extra skills practice. For use with Grade 4.
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The MindUp Curriculum: Grades 3-5

Author: Hawn Foundation,Inc. Scholastic

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545267137

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 4772

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!
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Fostering Resilient Learners

Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

Author: Kristin Souers,Pete Hall

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416621105

Category: Education

Page: 215

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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.
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Loose Tooth

Author: Lola M. Schaefer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060527765

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A young child experiences a loose tooth for the first time and eagerly waits for it to come out.
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The Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 6-8

Author: Jim Burke

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 145227603X

Category: Education

Page: 280

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That version of the 6-8 standards you wish you had Don't spend another minute poring over the standards. Jim Burke has already done the hard work for you with this roadmap of what each standard says, what each standard means, and how precisely to put that standard into practice across English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. Jim clearly lays out: Grades 6-8 standards side by side with key distinctions Different content-area versions of each standard Explanations of each standard, with student prompts Content to cover, lesson ideas, and instructional techniques Glossary and adaptations for ELL students
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Awakening Joy for Kids

A Hands-On Guide for Grown-Ups to Nourish Themselves and Raise Mindful, HappyChildren

Author: James Baraz,Michele Lilyanna

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1941529291

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Awarded the 2016 Nautilus Gold Medal for Parenting and Family! Spirit Rock founder, author, and teacher James Baraz’s Awakening Joy offers his large and devoted readership a program to gain contentment and happiness by cultivating the seeds of joy within. Here he joins with Michele Lilyanna, a classroom teacher for 25 years, to offer caregivers and children ways to find joy in each day together. This unique offering nourishes both adults and kids. James shares the practices for the adults—parents, caregivers, and teachers. Michele offers her own experiences as a parent and as a teacher, showing how the themes work with kids, followed by the tried and true lessons that she's used herself in the classroom and at home. Packed with practices and activities that James and Michele have gathered over their many years of working with thousands of adults and children in retreats, workshops, and the classroom, Awakening Joy for Kids is imbued with compassion and delight. Part of Parallax Press' growing curriculum for parents and educators designed to cultivate joy and mindfulness in children.
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Calm, Alert and Learning

Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation

Author: Stuart Shanker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780132927130

Category: Classroom environment

Page: 182

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Recent research tells us that one of the keys to student success is self-regulation - the ability to monitor and modify emotions, to focus or shift attention, to control impulses, to tolerate frustration or delay gratification. But can a child's ability to self-regulate be improved? Canada's leading expert on self-regulation, Dr. Stuart Shanker, knows it can and that, as educators, we have an important role to play in helping students' develop this crucial ability. Distinguished Research Professor at York University and Past President of the Council for Early Child Development, Dr. Shanker leads us through an exploration of the five major domains--what they are, how they work, what they look like in the classroom, and what we can do to help students strengthen in that domain.
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What Are the Parts of Government?

Author: William David Thomas

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 0836888626

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes how the three branches of the federal government fit together, and the structure and function of each branch, and discusses the basic form and variations in state governments.
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The Zen Teacher

Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom

Author: Dan Tricarico

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986155468

Category:

Page: 174

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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!
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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

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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.
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Weaving Complementary Knowledge Systems and Mindfulness to Educate a Literate Citizenry for Sustainable and Healthy Lives

Author: Małgorzata Powietrzyńska,Kenneth Tobin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463511822

Category: Education

Page: 6

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Weaving Complementary Knowledge System and Mindfulness to Educate a Literate Citizenry for Sustainable and Healthy Lives contains 24 chapters written by 33 authors, from 9 countries. The book, which consists of two sections on mindfulness in education and wellness, is intended for a broad audience of educators, researchers, and complementary medicine practitioners. Members of the general public may find appeal and relevance in chapters that advocate transformation in a number of spheres, including K-12 schools, museums, universities, counselling, and everyday lifestyles. Innovative approaches to education, involving meditation and mindfulness, produce numerous advantages for participants in schools, museums, and a variety of self-help contexts of everyday life. In several striking examples, critical stances address a band wagon approach to the application of mindfulness, often by for-profit companies, to purportedly improve quality of education, in contexts where learning has been commodified and ideologies such as neoliberalism have been mandated by politicians and implemented by policy makers. In different international contexts, Buddhist roots of mindfulness are critically reviewed by a number of authors. Chapters on wellness focus on complementary practices, including art therapy, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Iridology, and yoga. Foci in the wellness section include sexual health, prescription drug addiction, obesity, diabetes, cancer, and a variety of common ailments that can be addressed using complementary medicine. New theories, such a polyvagal theory, provide scope for people to become aware of their bodies in different ways and maintain wellbeing through changes in lifestyle, heightened self-awareness, and self-help.
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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

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"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"--
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