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Mindfulness Choices Program for Middle & High School

Product Description

Mindful Choices from Alliance for Decision Education is a mindful awareness, Social and Emotional Learning program for K-12 students that helps them manage stress and anxiety, increase self-control, and sustain attention.

Requiring only a few minutes of mindfulness meditation practice a day, Mindful Choices is an appropriate addition to any school subject, but teachers leading Character Education, Health, Physical Education, or Guidance classes may have the opportunity to go deeper with the lesson plans. The entire program is offered free-of-cost.

Included in the Mindful Choices Program from the Alliance for Decision Education

  • Mindful breathing exercises (in audio recordings and written scripts) to incorporate into the daily classroom routine. Guided audio recordings make it easy for you to incorporate mindful breathing exercises into the school day at any time. Just press play, and your students will be led through instructions for proper posture, counting the breathing activity, and concluding the exercise.
  • Mini-lesson plans that support deeper understanding of mindfulness-related concepts: self-awareness, empathy, attention to detail, strengthening self-control, and leaving one’s comfort zone
  • Ideas for integrating mindful awareness practices into your classroom throughout the year

Evaluation Data

  • 77% of teachers reported improvement in students' self-regulation
  • 77% of teachers reported improvement in students' attention/focus
  • 70% of teachers reported improvement in students' stress/anxiety management
  • 90% of teachers reported improvement in their own self-regulation
  • 86% of teachers reported improvement in their own impulse control
  • 90% of teachers reported improvement in their own stress/anxiety management

Mindful breathing has great benefits for busy teachers too! Consider using the exercises on your own and at staff meetings. plans for mini-lessons that support deeper understanding of mindfulness-related concepts: self-awareness, empathy, attention to detail, strengthening self-control, and leaving one’s comfort zone.

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To help your students stick to a mindful breathing practice and reinforce other positive behaviors, check out our HabitWise program!

HabitWise is an in-class program that empowers adolescents to use the psychology of habit formation to improve their wellness, productivity, money management, and relationships.

Each lesson includes:

An engaging animated video (4-7 min.) that makes it easy to introduce the concepts.

Structured worksheets (40-50 min.) that tap prior knowledge, check comprehension, and help students connect the concepts to their own lives.

Multiple extension activities (6-30 min.) that deepen students’ understanding of how habits affect society and our personal lives.

A detailed teacher’s guide

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Alliance for Decision Education is an educational nonprofit with the mission of improving lives by helping students become better decision makers. We'd love to learn how you are using our resources! Please reach out in the comments and Q&A and visit our blog to learn more about Decision Education and download free resources.

Total Pages
67 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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