--- building skills & facilitating growth ---
The mission of MindPOP (mindful-mindset-plan-organize-prioritize) is to
introduce students to mindsets and methods that will help them improve their executive function skills. Executive functions are a set of mental skills that allow us to manage ourselves and our resources in order to achieve a goal. These skills include: regulating emotions, self-monitoring (keeping track of what you are doing), paying attention, starting and completing tasks, organizing, planning, and prioritizing.
Through reflective and interactive activities and discussions, this program will provide tools to help students organize their materials, plan & prioritize tasks, develop effective learning strategies, cope with stress, and build resilience. As students increase their self-awareness, they will be better able to make mindful choices about themselves as learners in school and life.
introduction to mindfulness: being in the moment, bringing attention back to the moment, non-judgmental acceptance of emotions as part of human experience, grounding/breathing techniques
Areas of Support
MindPOP support is offered in a variety of formats (see My Services for details).
Sessions and workshops incorporate content from the areas below to help students find "brain-friendly" ways to organize their materials, improve their time management, prepare for tests & exams, and transform their mindset & attitude to boost their performance and overall well-being.
Organize School Materials
* AN IDEAL STARTING POINT *
The Binder & Filing System
Structure & Routines
Planning Now/Planning Ahead
Use of Agenda/ Calendar
Tackling Long-term Assignments
Preparation for Evaluations
How to Study
Planning to Study
Managing Exam Stress
Embracing Oral Presentations
Mindset, Attitude, & Mental Fitness
Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation, & Managing Stress
Setting Goals & Implementation Intentions
Motivation & Procrastination
Attention & Focus