What is the MindUP Curriculum?
MindUP is a comprehensive, classroom-tested, evidence-based curriculum framed around 15 lessons that foster social and emotional awareness, enhance psychological well-being, and promote academic success.
The MindUP classroom is an optimstic classroom that promotes and develops mindful attention to oneself and others, tolerance of differences, and the capacity of each member of the community to grow as a human being and a learner. Over the course of the MindUP experience, chldren learn about the brain and how it functions, in the process gaining insight into their own minds and behaviours as well as those of the people around them.
Each MindUP lesson begins with background information on the brain, introducing a specific area of concentration with an activity in which children can see concrete examples of how their brain functions. MindUP is dedicated to the belief that the child who learns to monitor his or her senses and feelings becomes moe aware and better understands how to respond to the world reflectively instead of reflexively.