Program Details 2017-05-09T14:59:25+00:00

LEARN ABOUT THE MASTER MIND PROGRAM

WHAT TOPICS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM?

Breathing and body
movements

Pleasant and unpleasant
feelings

Thoughts about the self and others

Relationships with self and others

WHY IS MINDFULNESS EDUCATION BENEFICIAL TO STUDENTS?

  • Increases the use of healthy coping strategies

  • Improves ability to regulate feelings and behaviors

  • Increases attention and executive functioning skills

  • Reduces the negative impact of stress on thoughts, feelings, and behaviors

WHAT INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM?

Teacher Manual

Student Workbook

Multimedia presentations to show the class

  • Illustrations of key concepts

  • Interactive activities

  • Audio files of mindful journeys

  • Videos of mindful movements led by same-aged peers

HOW WAS THIS PROGRAM DEVELOPED?

  • Focus groups were conducted with 4th and 5th grade teachers and students

  • An earlier version of the program was piloted with 4th and 5th grade classes

HOW IS THIS PROGRAM IMPLEMENTED?

  • Lessons are led by a trained instructor

  • The instructor can be the classroom teacher

  • It is 5 weeks in length

  • The lessons are taught every day for 15 minutes a day

HOW DOES SOMEONE LEARN HOW TO TEACH THE PROGRAM TO STUDENTS?

  • Teachers complete a web-based, on-demand, 8-hour training course

  • The course is followed by an online certification test

  • Teachers have the option of participating in a free webinar with the program developer, who will be available to answer questions