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“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ― Aristotle

Mind UP

on September 25, 2012

Nightingale Kindergarten teachers spent yesterday’s professional development day being trained in Mind UP, a mindfulness educational program. A pink sheet is being sent home today which explains in detail the program.

The workshop facilitators presented information regarding the latest in brain research. Studies have shown that an individual’s social/emotional skills and ability to self regulate his or her own behaviour has a direct correlation to academic success.

A key component of Mind UP is mindful breathing, which will be practised several times throughout the day. It helps reduce an individual’s cortisol levels which in turn helps a person’s ability to focus.

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