Did you know that you can think better and more clearly if you are calm? It is true! Let's learn how feelings change the way we learn and how calming our brains can help us improve on new things. 1. Click play on the Mind Yeti video. 2. Click Add Response. 3. 🤔 Think back to a time when you tried something new and it didn't go well. What happened? How did you feel? Did you try again or give up? So how could breathing and calming your brain help you? 4. Click the drawing tool to draw a picture of a time you were trying something new that didn't go as well as you expected. 5. Use the label tool to add your feelings around the drawing. Were you angry, sad, frustrated, determined? 6. Click the mic to tell about your drawing. Explain what you were doing, how you felt, and how breathing and concentration could have helped you. 7. Click the green check to add to your journal. 👍🏽 Remember, if something you are learning feels difficult at first, try to calm your brain and keep practicing. You are teaching yourself and your brain to strengthen yourself and learn new things. Family Why: Mindfulness helps children manage stress and work through it more quickly. Mindfulness practice—even a few minutes a day has health benefits. Research suggests that mindfulness can increase one’s ability to focus, calm down and connect positively with others.
This activity teaches students about the importance of practice. Students learn that their brains are always learning and growing, and practicing mindfulness helps calm their brain and grow new, stronger pathways in their brains. You can modify this activity based on your student's age and skill. Get the teacher guide here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LSa2Obq2_GkF799ry9YCwPtced0JOlZ8/view CASEL: Self-Awareness and Self-Management CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K-3.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K-3.3 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K-3.6 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4-5.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4-5.4 In 2016, Committee for Children brought together award-winning creative partners and top experts in mindfulness research to develop Mind Yeti. A research-based tool with guided mindfulness sessions, Mind Yeti helps kids and adults settle the Hubbub and create safer, kinder communities. Learn more and find teacher guides at: www.mindyeti.com