Fifteen easy to implement lessons
Activities that build awareness and self-regulation, to improve a child's social-emotional and cognitive abilities
The Brain Break, a Core Practice, regulates stress, bringing calm and focus to the classroom
Specialized support from experienced Certified MindUP Consultants
Lessons that help imbed mindful teaching across the curriculum
Our lessons are designed to easily integrate into a variety of themes and content standards. In fact, they compliment most any subject.
Teachers and students report reductions in aggressive actions and increases in pro-social behaviors. Through MindUP, students learn to regulate emotion and focus attention.
MindUP helps teachers create a classroom environment characterized by optimism, compassion and engagement, promoting resilience and fostering expressions of gratitude, empathy, and connection to others.
More than 10 years of independent research, including four randomized control trials, has substantiated MindUP's impact on a variety of critical academic and social-emotional indicators.
“One of my pupils was suffering from depression. He’d never has a friend due to some language processing problems. During the gratitude practice, he heard how important he was to other boys in the class. The difference was extraordinary, and his parents say he is so much happier and now has children come over to play.”
Children report being able to boost their well-being by using MindUP.
Children who, after learning MindUP, use it at home.
Children indicate improvements in pro-social behaviors.
Maloney, J. E., Lawlor, M. S., Schonert-Reichl, K. A., & Whitehead, J. (2016). A mindfulness-based social and emotional learning curriculum for school-aged children: The MindUP program. In K. A. Schonert-Reichl & R. W. Roeser (Eds.), Mindfulness in education: Integrating theory and research into practice (pp. 313 – 334). New York, NY: Springer.
The Brain Break helps children develop attention and self-regulation. Practiced three times per day, this focused breathing exercise gives children a tool to help them manage stress and emotions by regulating their physiology and activating the attentional regions of the brain.
Social emotional learning is as important for students as academic learning. The MindUP Curriculum beautifully combines both by teaching our students about their brains while they learn important skills that create joyful and harmonious classrooms.
MindUp provides consistent and ongoing opportunities for students to practice their social emotional learning skills. As a CASEL SELect program it has extensive research to back its effectiveness.