The MIND-BODY-GROW program maintains that when students feel safe and are provided with opportunities to tune in and pay attention to their inner world and outer experiences we are supporting the development of self-awareness. With awareness, students can then learn to harness coping skills to help them manage feelings, thoughts and behaviors that may be barriers to their learning. The more opportunities to put these skills into practice, the more self-reliant students become.
Furthermore, the program recognizes that a teacher’s ability to manage their own stress within the classroom has a direct and positive impact on their student’s well-being. Teachers participating in this program are encouraged to cultivate their own awareness practices, making self-care a priority and consistent routine in the classroom. When teachers learn to consciously manage their own nervous systems, they’re more available to attune to their students needs and to teach them to do the same.
The MIND-BODY-GROW Program is:
- Based in science from the fields of mindfulness, yoga, child development, social-emotional learning, interpersonal neurobiology and somatic experiencing.
The MIND-BODY-GROW Program can provide:
- Professional development training to schools and educators. See our list of professional development opportunities.
- Classrooms with 12-weekly lessons taught by a Well-Bean Educator, integrating the following into each lesson:
- Social-Emotional Learning Practices
- Mindful Movement/Yoga
- Mindfulness Exercises
- Breathing Exercises
- Classroom teachers participating in the program receive a weekly newsletter that includes a review of the lesson, extension activities and teacher self-care practices.