Item ID : 4009
Item ID : 4009
Retrieved mostly from http://thehawnfoundation.org/mindup/ and from a number of publications as indicated.
MindUP is an initiative of the Hawn Foundation established by world renowned actress Goldie Hawn in 2005. The rationale of the program is based on “mind-heart education” more familiarly known as Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) associated here with Daniel Goleman’s “Emotional Intelligence” and Martin Seligman’s “Positive Psychology”. The mission is stated in diverse ways on the Hawn Foundation’s website: “to develop and deliver social and emotional learning, supported by brain research that nurtures children and ensures their future and ours.” “to help young minds by nurturing resilience, hope, and optimism”,” to help transform children’s lives by providing them with opportunities to acquire vital social and emotional skills, to improve academic performance, enhance the quality of their lives, and to help them feel more connected to their communities.”
MindUP is the flag program of the foundation. It includes: a collection of social, emotional, and attention enhancing self-regulatory skills and strategies developed for cultivating wellbeing, emotional balance, and resiliency. The MindUP program offers different curriculum models for pre-K to 2nd grade, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th. These have been implemented in classrooms by over 1000 educators through North America. The program is designed to fit into classroom routine. It consists of 15 lessons divided in four units progressing from self-awareness to involvement in community as follows (retrieved directly from the website):
“Curriculum Connections” are offered as short activities that integrate lesson plans with the principles and concepts of MindUP lessons.
The program helps: