Peace of Mind Social Justice FAQs

What is the goal of Peace of Mind’s social justice lesson resources?

Peace of Mind aims to empower students to increase their own sense of well-being and to change and challenge the world in peaceful and thoughtful ways.   

What do students learn in Peace of Mind’s social justice lessons?

The Peace of Mind Curriculum teaches students to notice and manage their emotions, understand the related brain science, build healthy relationships, solve conflicts peacefully.   Peace of Mind helps older students use these skills to notice their thoughts and biases, and to decide which ones fit with their values, and which ones don’t.  

Peace of Mind helps students apply compassion and metacognition practices to explore their own identity, to understand and decide how they personally want to address social justice issues such as  racism, bias and stereotypes.  

Does Peace of Mind tell students what to think?

No. Peace of Mind does not tell students what to think, but gives them the tools to understand their brains, notice what they are thinking, and decide whether their thoughts reflect their values.  Students develop the skills to make the kind of changes they want to feel in themselves and see in their communities.

What topics do Peace of Mind Social Justice Lessons cover, and in what grades?

  • Peace of Mind Core Curriculum for Grades 4&5: the final unit helps students apply mindfulness and SEL skills to metacognition (noticing our thoughts and beliefs), fast and slow thinking (a foundation for understanding bias), stereotypes, and standing up to bullying behavior.
  • Peace of Mind Social Justice Supplement for Grades 3,4 & 5: a 17 lesson series that helps children apply mindfulness and SEL skills,especially compassion and metacognition practices, to identity, stereotypes, bias and discrimination, and taking action to stand up to injustice.
  • Peace of Mind Core Curriculum for Middle School: the final unit helps students apply mindfulness and SEL skills,especially compassion and metacognition practices, to identity, stereotypes, bias and discrimination, and taking action to stand up to injustice.

Are Peace of Mind materials available in Spanish?

Yes! All student facing materials in Early Childhood to Grade 5 are available in Spanish, as well as our Mindfulness Practice Cards, our large Ways to Practice Mindfulness Poster, and our popular children’s book Rosie’s Brain – El Cerebro de Rosita.

Does Peace of Mind support Black Lives Matter?

Yes, Peace of Mind supports BLM and is committed to creating a more just and equitable world.