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The Mindup Curriculum - Grades Prek-2

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!

10 Mindful Minutes

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
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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.

Learning to Breathe

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.

Mindful education for ADHD students

Mindful education for ADHD students

differentiating curriculum and instruction using multiple intelligences

  • Author: Victoria Proulx-Schirduan,C. Branton Shearer,Karen I. Case
  • Publisher: Teachers College Pr
  • ISBN: 9780807749272
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 160
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This inspiring book reveals the invisible inner landscapes of how educators teach children from a variety of backgrounds to meet the challenging expectations of todays standards without sacrificing support for their developmental needs or their diverse ways of learning. Featuring images of possibility from an urban school, it describes effective, child-centered teaching in pre-K through fifth grade. Each image is analyzed for the educational decisions that took place to make the experience effective, including the planning involved, the classroom environment and routines that supported it, how standards were addressed, how the teacher assessed student learning to shape instruction, and the impact on students. This practical resource is a must-read for pre- and in-service teachers and anyone committed to helping inner-city children succeed in school and beyond.

Everyday SEL in Early Childhood

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.

The Kindness Curriculum

The Kindness Curriculum

Stop Bullying Before It Starts

  • Author: Judith Anne Rice
  • Publisher: Redleaf Press
  • ISBN: 1605542563
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 160
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Bullying is a widespread and concerning issue that affects children of all ages. Focusing on character education in the early years, this resource aims to prevent bullying before it starts. Educators can use this comprehensive framework and developmentally appropriate activities to teach young children compassion, conflict resolution, respect, and other positive, pro-social values as they cultivate a peaceful and supportive learning environment for all children. Judith Anne Rice is a keynote speaker specializing in character building. She is the author of several books and an early childhood family education teacher.

Key Concepts for Understanding the Curriculum

Key Concepts for Understanding the Curriculum

  • Author: Colin J. Marsh
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317721276
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 336
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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Everyday SEL in Middle School

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
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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.

Curriculum Development in Language Teaching

Curriculum Development in Language Teaching

  • Author: Jack C. Richards
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521804912
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 321
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This text provides a systematic introduction to the issues involved in planning, developing, and managing effective language programs. The paperback edition provides a systematic introduction to the issues involved in developing, managing, and evaluating effective second and foreign language programs and teaching materials. Key stages in the curriculum development process are examined, including situation analysis, needs analysis, goal setting, syllabus design, materials development and adaptation, teaching and teacher support, and evaluation. Discussion activities throughout the book enable it to be used as a reference text for teachers and administrators.

Fostering Resilient Learners

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.

The Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 6-8

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

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

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.

Calm, Alert and Learning

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.

Curriculum Development

Curriculum Development

A Guide for Educators

  • Author: Bill Boyle,Marie Charles
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473944112
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 232
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Curriculum and curriculum issues are at the heart of current debates about schooling, pedagogy and learning. This book will enable practitioners, scholars and academics to understand how to re-design or to suggest changes to curriculum structure, shape and content. Grounded in theory and philosophy, the book also offers practical help in grasping this controversial area. Inside, the authors: provide practical planning templates support and provoke analysis, discussion and experimentation include definitions of key terms and reflective questions incorporate practical examples and case material based on their work worldwide on curriculum design and evaluation.

Moody Cow Meditates

Moody Cow Meditates

  • Author: Kerry Lee MacLean
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 086171573X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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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.

Smart Practice Workbook: Kindergarten

Smart Practice Workbook: Kindergarten

  • Author: Scholastic Teaching Resources
  • Publisher: Teaching Resources
  • ISBN: 9780545862578
  • 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 K.

Contemplative Practices in Action

Contemplative Practices in Action

Spirituality, Meditation, and Health

  • Author: Thomas G. Plante
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313382565
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 261
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This groundbreaking primer illuminates contemplative methods that can improve mental and physical health. * Foreword by renowned author and scholar Huston Smith, subject of the five-part PBS special, The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith * Contributions from 13 expert authors * Case studies showing how contemplative practices are being used to cope with modern stress and disorders among groups as diverse as caregivers, pregnant women, people living with HIV, and veterans dealing with PTSD

Teaching Happiness and Well-Being in Schools, Second edition

Teaching Happiness and Well-Being in Schools, Second edition

Learning To Ride Elephants

  • Author: Ian Morris
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472917324
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 240
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This updated edition is a theoretical and practical guide to implementing a well-being programme in your school. The book covers three areas: well-being as a philosophy of education, the teaching approach to well-being and the content that might form a well-being programme in a school. It is also a manifesto for a meaningful aim to education. There has recently been an explosion of interest in positive psychology and the teaching of well-being and 'happiness' in the PSHE world in schools and many teachers are looking for clear information on how to implement these potentially life-changing ideas in the classroom. This book provides an introduction to the theory of positive psychology and a practical guide on how to implement the theory in (primarily secondary) schools. It is written by Ian Morris who worked under Anthony Seldon at Wellington College which is well-known for its well-being and happiness curriculum.

Tools of the Mind

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
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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 Games Activity Cards

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.