Ms. Wilde and I are finishing up a 15 week Mind Up Pilot Program in Grade 2. What is Mind Up ?
It is a program implemented in the classrooms that promotes and develops attention to oneself and others. I always say “How is what you are saying and doing effecting yourself and others around you ?” The program is divided into 4 units. The first unit begins by reviewing how our brain works and cultivating Mindful Awareness which includes the core practice (or intentional breathing…taking three deep breaths). Unit 2 discusses the role our senses play in developing awareness. Unit 3 is all about Attitude which includes being aware of different perspectives, choosing optimism, and appreciating happy experiences. Unit 4 emphasizes expressing gratitude, performing acts of kindness, and taking mindful action into the world. If you have any questions regarding Mind Up or the lower school counseling program feel free to contact me.