MindUP™ teaches social and emotional learning skills that link cognitive neuroscience, positive psychology and mindful awareness training utilizing a brain centric approach.
MindUP™ is a research-based training program for educators and children. This program is composed of 15 lessons based in neuroscience. Students learn to self-regulate behavior and mindfully engage in focused concentration required for academic success. MindUP™ lessons align with all state standards including Common Core and support improved academic performance while enhancing perspective taking, empathy and kindness as well as fostering complex problem solving skills.
Founder Goldie Hawn collaborated with neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists and educators to create MindUP™, a program that fosters a classroom-learning environment where a child’s ability to academically succeed and personally thrive is maximized and directly linked to their overall state of well-being. Rigorously researched and accredited by CASEL, MindUP™ has been proven to reduce stress, improve academic performance, strengthen abilities for concentration and help children and educators thrive in a setting that becomes a community of learners.
MindUP™ nurtures optimism and happiness in the classroom, helps eliminate bullying and aggression, increases empathy and compassion, while resolving peer conflicts in schools.
MindUP™ prepares teachers with the instructional shifts needed to achieve maximum academic performance using the Common Core academic standards. MindUP™ also aligns with the Marzano Framework for dynamic educators.
MindUP™ serves thousands of children globally each year, preparing children to be able to navigate 21st century challenges while maximizing opportunities for success in life.
[color-box color=”blue”]“Being mindful calms me down when I am angry. It helps me not get in a big fight because I don’t want to hurt my friends. It also helps me focus on my work.”
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Teachers who have used MindUP™ in their classrooms report 100% satisfaction with the program stating, “It saves them time, helps to maintain student focus and I have more control and patience while the kids are more engaged in learning”.
Utilizing MindUP™ in the classroom allows teachers to:
- Help kids maintain focused attention
- Form more accurate perceptions of students
- Think more clearly especially under pressure
- Improve communication with students, parents and staff
- Improve the overall classroom climate by infusing it with optimism and hope
- Helps to create a stronger, more vibrant school culture
- Be happier, more joyful and grateful — a disposition that ultimately spills out of the classroom and into private life
- Experience greater job satisfaction
Through MindUP™, teachers can more easily manage the classroom, maintain an environment conducive to student learning and find greater professional and personal fulfillment while pushing student academic and personal success.