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Growing Minds Youth Curriculum
Our courses and curricula specifically address life skills that influence the abilities to:
- Focus and sustain attention
- Better understand thoughts and emotions
- Observe one’s patterns under stress
- Manage one's choices
- Integrate compassion, gratitude, generosity, and kindness into daily routines
- Cultivate healthy social and relationship skills
Your Experience in the Curriculum Training Course
Certificate of completion will be awarded to participants.
Understanding the Brain
Managing Stressful Situations
Details on the Curriculum Design
Each lesson for K4-12th grade is designed to take 15-30 minutes. Length largely depends on the amount of discussion time allotted coupled with student maturity. Classes for grades 9-12 meet one time per week for 9 weeks for 45-50 minutes. The structure of each lesson is comprised of 5 parts: Essential Questions, Core Concepts, Core Practices, Brain Science, and Mindful Moments.
Lessons Fall into 4 Themes
Focus & Attention
Self-Awareness & Self-Regulation
Thoughts & Emotions
Social Awareness & Relationship Skills
Age Appropriate Curriculum
K - 2nd Grade
3rd - 8th Grade
An emphasis is placed on students using mindful awareness to recognize the difference between responsive and reactive behavior. The latest brain science describing the relationship between the prefrontal cortex, the amygdala, and the hippocampus is introduced and integrated into the lessons.