Our programs enhance classroom learning and development  learners resilience  social and mental well-being

Our programs enhance classroom learning and development learners resilience social and mental well-being

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The Wise Mind project is a fully inclusive, Social Emotional Learning Program. The term “Mindfulness” is an important tool by which understanding how the brain works allows for a nonjudgmental attention to the present moment. By learning to identify physical cues in the body that lead to emotional responses, Mindfulness becomes the vehicle by which SEL is accessed and will be infused throughout the program, language, and culture.

The purpose of the program is to demonstrate how SEL can be incorporated into existing training time for teachers and instructional time for students, without adding more to “do” for either. The customized, multi-touch and multi-faceted delivery techniques create a shared vision, common nomenclature, and culture of SEL where the concepts become a natural part of daily life in and out of school as opposed to an addition to an already overloaded schedule.

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How Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) works in schools:

  • The concepts around Social Emotional Learning (SEL) have become widely accepted as the framework necessary for all other growth and learning to take place.
  • Many Schools and Districts are requiring the incorporation of SEL into the curricula. All SEL curriculum / studies call for a holistic approach focusing on and involving not only the students.

In addition, teachers administrators, families, and communities see the need for SEL – it takes a “we’re in this together” attitude and application to embed the benefits of SEL into our schools, community, and world.

Regulate attention, emotion, behavior and Enhance performance

Regulate attention, emotion, behavior and Enhance performance.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Delivery Model:

  • In-person  hands-on Team approach
  • Holistic approach to implementation involving teachers, administrators, staff, students, parents, and community 
  • Classroom presentations, Professional Development (PD) Day and Inservice Trainings, Professional Learning Community (PLC) Presentations and Support, Online Resources, and Mentor Support both in-persona and online.
  • The implementation of an easy to implement model allowing for comfort with the process, buy in, sustainability, and customization of curricula based on each school’s specific needs.


Components:

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Mindfulness in Minutes:

3 – 10 minute tools that can be implemented at any time designed to reset, redirect, calm, and center the students, teachers, and overall classroom.

Student Classroom Presentations:

Evidence-based strategies for mindfulness and SEL at a developmentally appropriate level on a monthly or quarterly basis.

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Teacher In-Service Training:

Evidence-base strategies for personal stress reduction, resilience, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, mindfulness, emotional regulation and simple ways to integrate SEL into the classroom routine.

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Calm, Connected Cafeteria (C³):

Easy to implement ways to foster social connection and emotional regulation through team building games, music, movement, mindfulness conversation prompts, and competitions.

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Morning Announcements:

Soundbites of wisdom, once a day/week, related to the current training topic, i.e. self-control, resiliency, and mindfulness..
 
 

Live video content online

Online Education:

Short videos focusing on calming techniques interpersonal communication conflict resolution resilience and mindfulness strategies.

*Accompanying curricula for use in classrooms or groups is available for each video*

A group of Florida middle school students sitting outside on a sunny day under the instruction of Dr. Verdi-Kidnapp - Calming activity

Mindfulness in Minutes:

3 – 10 minute tools that can be implemented at any time designed to reset, redirect, calm, and center the students, teachers, and overall classroom.

Student Classroom Presentations:

Evidence-based strategies for mindfulness and SEL at a developmentally appropriate level on a monthly or quarterly basis.

Individuals sitting in a training session with notepad and pen

Teacher In-service Training:

Evidence-base strategies for personal stress reduction, resilience, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, mindfulness, emotional regulation and simple ways to integrate SEL into the classroom routine.
Happy school children holding dinner trays with their lunch

Calm, Connected Cafeteria (C³):

Easy to implement ways to foster social connection and emotional regulation through team building games, music, movement, mindfulness conversation prompts, and competitions.

Microphone on a desk in a room of people burred in the background

Morning Announcements:

Soundbites of wisdom, once a day/week, related to the current training topic, i.e. self-control, resiliency, and mindfulness..

Live video content online

Online Education:

Short videos focusing on calming techniques interpersonal communication conflict resolution resilience and mindfulness strategies.

*Accompanying curricula for use in classrooms or groups is available for each video*

Wise Mind Services

Schools

WMP School Staff development workshop

An all-inclusive hands-on program designed to minimize the stress and workload of Teachers and Administrators leaving them with practical, manageable, easily implemented tools designed to transform Social Emotional Learning into Social Emotional Living. Our program demonstrates how SEL can be incorporated into existing training time for teachers and instructional time for students, without adding more to “do” for either. The customized, multi-touch and multi-faceted, all-inclusive delivery techniques create a shared vision, common nomenclature, and culture of SEL where the concepts become a natural part of daily life in and out of school as opposed to an addition to an already overloaded schedule.

Communities

Different people in a community

WMP believes all communities have the possibility to be centered spaces of connection, where all members feel nurtured, accepted, and heard in a way that inspires them to become meaningful contributors and leaders.

Neighborhood organizations, youth groups, municipal boards and groups, community workshops, and all forms of first responders can benefit from the clear education and concepts

Professional Development

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With a basic understanding of how our brains function and subsequently how we function as human BEINGS rather than human DOERS, workplaces can be transformed into fertile ground for creativity, communication, effective decision making and inspired action.

 
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“The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.” 
Sheryl Sandberg

Sports & Gaming

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“All sports are played on a 5.5 inch (field, court, course, screen)…the space between your ears.” This quote, depending on who you ask, has been attributed to sports legends such as Arthur Ashe and Bobby Jones. Our program allows participants access to regulating their attention and regulating their emotions, thereby enhancing their performance.

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