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How Mindfulness Supports Sel
  • Mindfulness provides students with strategies to identify, name, and manage emotions and the expression of emotions to remain in control and on a successful trajectory.
  • Mindfulness reduces anxiety, stress, and burnout for both students and teachers (Jennings, Lantieri, Roeser, 2012), which can improve academic and behavioral outcomes. It also improves attention, concentration, and resilience while decreasing the frequency of undesirable behaviors (Mulhearn, Kulinna, Lorenz, 2017) so students can remain focused on learning.
  • Mindfulness allows for understanding that emotions are natural biological processes that are neither positive nor negative, but are neutral experiences. Mindfulness helps students become acquainted with Plutchik’s eight basic emotions: anger, joy, trust,sadness, disgust, surprise, anticipation, and fear. Click here to learn more about the purposes of your right basic emotions.
How Mindfulness Supports Sel


The Mindful Student® includes twenty grade-specific, age-appropriate mindfulness lessons. Each activity focuses on a C.A.R.E.S. competency and grade level skill. The activities are carefully designed to meet students where they are developmentally, so they range from hands-on activities to quiet reflections depending on the age and stage of the students. What’s more, no two lessons are alike: each grade-level receives a unique set of activities to be implemented whenever students need a reset.


The Mindful Student activities focus on one of the seven Fly Five Mindfulness Principles. These principles highlight simple practices that students and teachers can incorporate into their daily routine. They remind us to stay present, aware, and in control of our emotions, which helps us maintain perspective and balance in any situation. The seven Fly Five Mindfulness principles:

Put in Neutral

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To find stillness and observe yourself and where you are in the world.

Take it Slow

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To allow situations to unfold in their own time.

Reset Experiences

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To see things as if for the first time and adopt a learning perspective.

Have Faith

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To trust in yourself and in the capabilities of your body and mind.

In the Moment

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To hold a moment in awareness and acknowledge it as it comes, whether it is positive or negative.

Reality Check

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To check in and measure our expectations versus what is really happening.

Suspended Judgment

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To release expectations of attachment or rejection when they no longer serve you.

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