HeartSmarts® (Year 7-11) Key Stage 2
HeartSmarts teaches students, ages 7-11, about their emotional physiology and gives them a set of age-appropriate resilience-building tools to help manage stress, improve learning and strengthen relationships. Short lessons use experiential learning in pairs and small groups for problem-solving, improving relationships and engaging in collaborative discussion of topics related to school performance.
"A New Curriculum for Helping Students Bridge Academic and Emotional Learning"
HeartSmarts is a new social and emotional learning program that teaches upper-elementary students how to manage stress, improve learning and strengthen relationships. Based on the Institute of HeartMath’s cutting-edge research on the physiology of learning, students learn a core set of tools and strategies that become part of meaningful rituals and routines in the classroom, intervention group or after-school program. HeartSmarts is organized into five modules. Short lessons within each module use experiential learning for problem-solving and collaborative discussion on topics related to school performance.
Through minimal practice and reflection, students develop “habits of the heart” that improve learner readiness, motivation, behavior management and overall classroom climate.