MHA utilizes an evidence-based curriculum developed and used by Growing Minds. The Growing Minds curriculum lessons fall into four different categories, each relevant to concepts within the classroom. The first category discusses focus and attention. Students will participate in activities that will help them to train their attention, focus during distractions, and notice their surroundings. The second category targets self-awareness and self-regulation. Lessons focus on the five senses, being in the present moment, and pausing to make more thoughtful choices. The third category addresses thoughts and emotions. Students will learn that they have thoughts and emotions all the time and will learn to generate more kind thoughts and compassion for themselves. The fourth category discusses social skills and relationships. Students will discuss kindness, generosity, gratitude, and compassion in order to increase insight into others and create a stronger classroom and school community.
Our Mindful Educator Series utilizes the best in evidence-based education, resources, and practices to help teachers develop their own mindfulness practice as well as then teach it to their students. A Mindful Day, written by the MHA mindfulness staff included in the 8 hour series provides a detailed example of how to integrate the practices throughout the school day in the most effective and efficient way.
“I think mindfulness is amazing! It calms me down and makes me feel better. Thanks for teaching it to us!"
4th Grade Student
MHA Mindful Classroom Initiative student participant
"The energy and passion the MHA team delivered the information and practices with was super awesome... I know I will share with the people in my life."
Mindful Educator Series
"I wish every teacher in our district would have attended this!"
Howards Grove Northview Elementary Teacher
Participant in Mindful Educator Series
"I have anger or emotional issues and I think this will help me control it and help me calm down."
5th Grade Student
Sheboygan County Mindful Classroom Initiative Participant
Check out these highlights from the MHA Mindful Classroom Initiative program.
If you are interested in the Mindful Classroom Initiative Student Series, please download, fill out and return the form below. VIRTUAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE. If you are interested in the MINDFUL EDUCATOR SERIES please fill out the interest form linked above.