Mindfulness Teacher Resources

Controlling breathing, being aware of surroundings, relaxing the body; these are all aspects of one of the most nebulous aspects of social and emotional learning: mindfulness. Help learners manage stress and stay focused in the present moment with these resources. 

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Health Smart Virginia: 7th Grade Social Emotional Health

For Teachers 7th
A 12-resource social and emotional health unit is designed to help seventh graders develop the skills they need to cope with disappointment and manage stress. They practice stress reduction techniques and share ideas for how to handle...
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TeachEngineering: Next-Generation Surgical Tools in the Body

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young engineers design laparoscopic surgical tools in an 11-lesson unit aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. The first lesson introduces the class to the abdominopelvic cavity. Teams learn what it is like to perform...
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First Week of School Grades Pre-K-5

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
There is nothing more exhilarating, and exhausting, than the first week of school. Make those five days meaningful and rewarding for both you and your scholars with a collection that offers informative reads, lessons, activities, and...
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The Brain: Explored

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is there anymore more mysterious and wonderful than the human brain? Often, we have so many questions it's difficult to know where to begin. Check out this five-part video series on different aspects of the brain, hosted by Dr. David...
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Health Smart Virginia: 6th Grade Social Emotional Health

For Teachers 6th
The five resources in the Health Smart Grade 6 Social-Emotional Health series are designed to support teen’s social and emotional development. An overview provides instructors with the rationale and goals of the unit. Packed with...
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Getting to Know You Activities

For Teachers K - 6th
Another school year; another set of growing minds to welcome. Get to know your newest scholars with a series of activities created by The Curriculum Corner. Pupils get creative and reflect on their personal favorites, family life, and...
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Raising Teen Awareness of Opioid Abuse

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Educate high school students about the dangers of opioids on the body and mind, the most effective ways to avoid using unprescribed or overprescribed opioids in the first place, and the latest research on the national opioid epidemic....
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Health Smart Virginia: 9th Grade Social Emotional Health

For Teachers 9th
To begin the Social-Emotional Health series designed for high school freshmen, a seven-page packet of activity ideas, lesson plans, and information resources provides instructors with a wealth of materials to support teaching the...
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Transforming Education: SEL for Educators Toolkit

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Become a champion of social-emotional development with an informative video series created for educators. Intended for those that teach kindergarten to twelfth grade, the toolkit includes a companion guide, presentation, reference list,...
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Star Wars – a Relaxation Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Take young padawans on a journey towards ultimate relaxation with a series of Star Wars themed yoga poses. Following a mindful and imaginative story, the force is strong with stretches including the Rey's Pole, R2D2, Yoda, and more! 
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How to Meditate

For Students K - Higher Ed
Everything you ever wanted to know about mindful meditation can be found in this New York Times article. The article contains information about what mindful meditation is and what it isn't, about how to and how not to practice the...
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Yoga Unit

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Get in touch with your chakra with a thorough set of lessons on teaching yoga. Complete with tips, adjustments, examples, and procedures, each lesson encourages learners to trust their bodies and build both emotional and physical strength.
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Are You a Body with a Mind or a Mind with a Body?

For Students 9th - 12th
Do you think, therefore you are? Or are you therefore you think? Are the mind and the body one or separate? Introduce young philosophers (and science fiction fans) to the mind/body problem with a video that is sure to fascinate viewers.
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Mindfulness Yoga

For Teachers 7th
Standing pose, tree pose, warrior pose, easy pose. Middle schoolers learn several basic yoga exercises and poses that can help them relax. They also keep a four-week stress log to track stressful situations and how they dealt with them.
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Stressors, Coping Strategies, Mindfulness breathing

For Teachers 7th
After discussing the benefits of positive coping strategies, class members practice the stress management and stress reduction technique of Mindfulness Breathing.
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Student and Parent Perspectives on Mindfulness

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Turn a breakdown into a breakthrough. In a short video, scholars and a parent share what they have learned about mindfulness and how developing the skills inherent in this competency can help in school and at home.
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A Beautiful Mind: Main ideas and supporting details

For Students 9th - 12th
This instructional activity that accompanies a reading of A Beautiful Mind includes over 20 questions that address theme, fact and opinion, supporting details, characterization, and quote comprehension.
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The 16 Habits of Mind

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Study the 16 Habits of Mind with a professional resource. Based on Describing 16 Habits of Mind by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick, the resource details 16 ways learners perceive problems around them and produce ways to deal with those...
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Growing Minds: Farm Animal Matching Game

For Teachers K - 2nd
Use this farm animal matching worksheet alongside the Growing Minds Farm Animals lesson; kids learn about different animals and the products they are needed for. This activity highlights cows, bees, geese, chickens, goats, sheep, and...
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Habits of Mind Interaction Posters

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
From generalizing and justifying to megacognition reflection and perseverance, keep the 16 Habits of Mind as part of an ongoing and developing conversation in your class by displaying these posters around your room throughout the school...
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Using Progressive Relaxation

For Students K - 12th
Stress makes a mess of our minds and bodies. Like a vicious circle, stress causes our bodies to tense and makes it more difficult to get rid of the stress. Break the cycle for you and your students by practicing progressive relaxation....
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Mindful Yoga Introduction

For Teachers 7th
Middle schoolers apply what they learned in the previous lesson about mindful yoga to design a project to help a teen cope with a stressful situation in a healthy way. Groups role play explaining the benefits of their approach and...
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What Is Mindfulness?

For Teachers 9th
Stop. Breathe. Think. A richly detailed lesson plan on mindfulness introduces freshmen to meditation as a coping strategy to deal with stress.
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Mindfulness Breathing

For Teachers 7th
The more you practice, the better you get. That's the big idea behind a lesson for middle schoolers about using mindfulness breathing techniques to reduce stress. Class members practice Star Breathing and Rainbow Breathing exercises and...

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