Why teach mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a tool that can reduce stress, improve focus, and help us to make more thoughtful decisions. Many people find simple pleasure in taking a mindful break during the day to just be.
What will we focus on?
In 6th grade, students will be introduced to approximately 7 of the following mindful lessons/strategies. The curriculum we use is designed by Mindful Schools, an organization which began their work in Oakland public schools. We will continue to practice as a whole school on Wednesday mornings.
Lesson 1: Mindfulness of Sound
Lesson 2: Anchor Breath
Lesson 3/15: Heartfulness
Lesson 4: Awareness of Thoughts
Lesson 5: Counting Breaths
Lesson 6/13: Mindfulness of Judgement
Lesson 7: Mindful Eating
Lesson 8: Connection to Others
Lesson 9: Past/Present/Future
Lesson 10/11: Body Scan
Lesson 12: Soaking in the Good
Lesson 14: Mindful Walking
Lesson 16: Mindfulness of Emotions
Lesson 17: Mindfulness in Conversation
Lesson 18: Gratitude and Appreciation
Faculty Support / Mindful Team