Based on over 16,000 hours of in-classroom development over a decade, Peace of Mind has developed full-year, weekly curriculum guides for Early Childhood, Grades 1 and 2, Grade 3, Grades 4 and 5, and Middle School. Downloadable Overview
I love the fact that I can combine this curriculum seamlessly with Responsive Classroom and yoga classes we already teach. – Kindergarten Teacher at a college preparatory independent school.
This is an extraordinary curriculum, at once practical and visionary. The lessons are thoughtfully and meticulously scaffolded as the children are guided step-by-step into an understanding of how their brains work, how to interact with the world with kindness, and how to master themselves. In this age of anxiety, what could be more important or valuable than to teach children at an early age how to interpret and navigate their big emotions, calm themselves, and by extension, each other? – Val C., Early Childhood Educator
Core Curriculum for Early Childhood
32 step-by-step, weekly lessons integrating mindfulness and social and emotional learning lessons for the youngest students. Many lessons include scripts for Brainy, the Peace of Mind hand puppet. Have a peek inside and check out two sample lessons.
Core Curriculum for Grades 1 and 2
32 step-by-step, weekly lessons integrating mindfulness, SEL and conflict resolution practices for younger students, including worksheets, reproducible handouts, teacher guidance. Have a peek inside and check out two sample lessons.
Core Curriculum for Grade 3
32 step-by-step, weekly lessons integrating mindfulness, SEL and conflict resolution practices for older students, including original skits and role-plays to support lesson themes, along with reproducible handouts and teacher guidance. We recommend this curriculum for Grade 3, but lessons may also be used with Grades 4 and 5.
Curriculum for Grades 4 and 5
33 step-by-step, weekly lessons integrating mindfulness, SEL and conflict resolution practices for older students. This curriculum works as an introduction for older elementary students and also as a “next step” for students who have had one or two years of the Peace of Mind Core Curriculum for Grades 3-5. New lessons help students explore how mindfulness can support them in standing up to bullying and noticing and addressing implicit bias and stereotypes.
Social Justice Supplement for Grades 3,4 and 5
The 17 45-minute lessons in the Social Justice Supplement for Grades 3, 4 and 5 teach the practice of mindfulness not only as a means to help students calm down, but also as a skill to help them become kind and courageous peacemakers and agents of positive change.
We have created this Supplement because we believe that anti-racism work is some of the most important work that teachers can be doing right now. Mindfulness can be a powerful tool to support this work. The lessons in this Supplement provide a framework for teaching children about racism, discrimination, implicit bias, stereotypes and bigotry. We can’t help to build the world that our children deserve without acknowledging and reckoning with these forces. We humbly offer these lessons as a way to get you started on the path.
Curriculum for Middle School
The Peace of Mind Core Curriculum for Middle School includes 32 lessons that offer a foundation in mindfulness, neuroscience, social emotional learning and conflict resolution to help students increase personal well-being and develop the tools to work for social justice. This curriculum prepares students to address bias, discrimination and racism with compassion and skill. It also includes an extensive resource section to help educators prepare to teach challenging social justice topics. Each 45 minute lesson starts with mindfulness practice co-led by a student (or students). Lessons finish with Peace Partners, paired discussions that help to build class cohesion and compassion.
Peace of Mind has created resources to support you as you teach Peace of Mind, including Brainy the Puppet, Anchor Charts, Games, Card Sets and Posters.
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