It is well established that social and emotional skills, such as the ability to manage one’s emotions and get along with others, play an integral role in academic success and life success. Students at Riverview are learning the MindUp curriculum that fosters social and emotional awareness, enhances psychological well-being and promotes academic success.
In the mindUp experience, children learn how their brain functions and gain insight into their own minds and behaviors as well as those around them. Mindfulness centers on conscious awareness of the present moment by focusing our attention and controlling our breath. In calming the mind, children learn to reduce stress and optimize the learning capacity of the brain.