MindUP™ is a 15-lesson program for Pre-K-8th grade students, brought to life by a teacher in the classroom. MindUP™ is science-centric and evidence-based, with over 10 years of research conducted on the program’s efficacy. MindUP™ is grounded four core pillars: Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Mindful Awareness and Social-Emotional Learning. MindUP™ has 15 lessons that teach activities around topics such as gratitude, mindfulness and perspective taking. MindUP™ provides an immersive discovery experience along with daily core practices, such as the guided “Brain Break” breathing exercise. MindUP™ drives positive behavior, improves learning and scholastic performance, and increases empathy, optimism and compassion.
WHY EDUCATORS LIKE THE MICHIGAN MODEL FOR HEALTH
- Fifteen classroom based lessons and mindfulness training organized into four units with links to the curriculum.
- Lesson manuals available to order online or can be ordered locally. Booklets are available for pre-K to 2, 3-5, 6-8 with lessons available for $25 each.
- Training and consultation support for whole school implementation is available (for a fee) but not necessary.
- Research and evaluation analyses are available here.