The Peace of Mind Curriculum Series
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? A must read for early education teachers everywhere. – Val C., Early Childhood Educator, June 2017
“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.
The Peace of Mind Curriculum Series includes three volumes, addressing the needs of Early Childhood, Grades 1-2, and Grades 3-5. The Core Curricula for Grades 1-2 and 3-5 were published in 2016; the Core Curriculum for Early Childhood in 2017 after over a decade of in-classroom development.
The Peace of Mind Curricula have been developed for teachers by teachers. Each and every lesson has been tested and developed with students over more than a decade. Current research in the field of mindfulness and Social and Emotional Learning supports the philosophy, structure and goals of Peace of Mind.
All three Peace of Mind Curricula use storytelling, children’s literature, role-playing, group discussion, pair-sharing, and much more to bring lessons to life. The key concepts are reinforced each year, benefit from repetition, and adapted to be age-appropriate as the children grow.
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 Grades 3, 4 and 5: 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.
The Peace of Mind Curriculum is flexible. The weekly 30-45 minute lessons are being used by classroom teachers, specials teachers, counselors, and in before and after-school programs.
The lessons in Peace of Mind reflect our belief that mindfulness is the essential foundation for students’ acquisition and mastery of social and emotional skills and conflict resolution tools. Teachers do not have to be mindfulness experts, but we do hope they will be interested in learning along with their students.
The Peace of Mind Curriculum Series is available through our website and through Amazon.com.