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MindUP

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Transcript of MindUP

MindUP
What is MindUP?
MindUP Lessons
Lesson Seven: Mindful Tasting
Research Study One
Momentous Institute.
MindUP introduced in February 2011 and completed in June.
Studied changes in executive functioning and peer acceptance in students ages 3 to 3rd grade.
Peer acceptance, empathy, perspective taking, mindfulness and happiness in 4th and 5th graders.
Study One Results
Fifteen in total.
Separated into four units.
Unit 1:
Getting Focused.
Unit 2:
Sharpening Your Senses.
Unit 3:
It's all About Attitude.
Unit 4:
Taking Action Mindfully.

Research Study Two


University of British Columbia.
Conducted by Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichi.
Centered the research around students in forth and fifth grade.
Findings were based on executive functions & pro-social behavior among the students.
Study Two Results

82% of students - increase in positive outlook.
81% of students - learned way of making themselves happy.
58% of students - made an effort to help others.
15% increase in mathematics scores.
Increase in faster reaction times when taking tests.
Founded by actress Goldie Hawn, the MindUP program allows students to develop "social and emotional learning skills that link cognitive neuroscience, positive psychology and mindful awareness training utilizing a brain centric approach" (The Hawn Foundation).
100% of teachers reported positive effect on students in their classes.
Over 1/3 of all students demonstrated greater emotional control.
78% of all students and 100% of Kindergarten students said they were more relaxed.
56% of all students and 92% of 3 year olds reported greater peer acceptance.
90% of all students felt that MindUP helped kids get along better.
Tasting one food item and describing the changes in flavor, texture and temperature.
"Mindful tasting helps children identify discrete taste sensations, build descriptive skills, and approach food with a healthy outlook" (MindUP Curriculum 76).
Sources
The MindUp Curriculum: Brain-focused Strategies for Learning-and Living. New York, NY: Scholastic, 2011. Web.
"Momentous Institute." MindUP. The Hawn Foundation, Feb. 2011. Web. June 2011.
Schonert-Reichl, Kimberly, Dr. "University of British Columbia." MindUP. The Hawn Foundation, 2010. Web. 2011.
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