For the February 24th Pro-D day, I attended a full day workshop about the MindUP program. Please click the following link to read more about the program: MindUP letter to parents. Click here to watch a video with Goldie Hawn and Dr. Dan Siegel.
The students have really enjoyed our deep breathing exercises each day… so much so that they ask for it! We have also been learning about our brain and how it works. Click here to go to the website to find out more. Ask your child about their prefrontal cortex, amygdala and hippocampus!
I have also participated in a cross-district Social-Emotional Learning cohort that meets once a month to learn about the RULER approach. We have learned how to use the mood meter to help us share our energy level and emotions as well as to build our vocabulary for feeling words. Click here for more info.
Please share how you feel before, during and after our deep breathing exercises? How do you think it helps you? What have you learned about the different parts of your brain and what it does?
Sincerely, Ms. Chan