LEARN ABOUT THE MASTER MIND PROGRAM
WHAT TOPICS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM?
Breathing and body
Pleasant and unpleasant
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?
Multimedia presentations to show the class
Illustrations of key concepts
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