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MindUP is the CASEL-accredited social-emotional learning program of The Goldie Hawn Foundation.


HQ Office: Los Angeles, CA; London Office: Barbican, London
The MindUP curriculum is a 15-lesson series published by Scholastic and is based on the four pillars: neuroscience, social-emotional learning, positive psychology, and mindful awareness. Coupled with formal professional development in the program, MindUP allows students to build a scaffolding of awareness and self-regulation that will increase self-control, empathy, optimism, and academic goals.

What is MindUP?

“The MindUP™ Curriculum beautifully combines SEL and academic learning by teaching our students about brain science and important skills to create joyful, harmonious classrooms.”

Purpose and Mission:

At MindUP, we envision a world where every child is equipped with the social-emotional and mental fitness needed to thrive in all aspects of life. To achieve this vision, MindUP | The Goldie Hawn Foundation works with schools to integrate and embed mindful practices into the fabric of learning. MindUP gives children the knowledge and tools they need to manage stress, regulate emotion, live optimistically and act compassionately.

The Core:

MindUP's signature program is an acclaimed classroom-based curriculum, spanning ages 3 to 14. Published by Scholastic, this 15-lesson series is based on four pillars: neuroscience, social-emotional learning (SEL), positive psychology and mindful awareness. These lessons work together to build a scaffolding of awareness and self-regulation that increases a child's self-control, empathy, optimism, and overall well-being. The core of MindUP's curriculum includes the following:

- Lessons on the brain and how it influences a child's thoughts, emotions, reactions and behaviors

- "Brain Breaks" (the Core Practice) which help students focus on their breath, calm their thoughts and prepare their minds to be present in the moment

- Exploration of different perspectives and development of pro-social behaviors, such as empathy and compassion

- Mindful action in the community through expressions of gratitude, acts of kindness and community service

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Innovation Overview
3 - 14
Age Group
6 000 000
1 206
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The MindUP Year One Program is designed to onboard and support an entire school staff in implementing the MindUP program. We see profound change in schools and communities when every teacher is formally trained in our social-emotional learning program and EVERY student receives lessons regularly.
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Coatesville Area School District - MindUP


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