Learn more about Mindscapes: Becoming Our Best Selves in the following downloadable resources and on-demand videos. You can also explorebelow.
Teacher Journal Sample
Library of videos includes an introduction to the curriculum from the authors plus thoughts on each Mindscape. Demonstration videos show Mindscapes at work in the elementary classroom.
Mindscapes Overview Videos
Author Introduction –
Classroom Demonstration Videos
Grade 2 –
Grades 2–3 Spanish –
Watch on-demand recordings with educators discussing the importance of SEL for academic learning. Learn practical tips for incorporating social-emotional best practices into the school day.
See some of the common questions about Mindscapes: Becoming Our Best Selves.
Mindscapes lessons and activity cards can easily be incorporated into daily instruction in about 10–15 minutes per day. The Mindscapes approach is most effective when students have opportunities to revisit the process/practice and vocabulary for reinforcement. Look for opportunities to reference skills and competencies throughout the day!
Yes, activities included in each of the six Mindscapes align to one or more of the five CASEL competencies: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making.
The suggested program order, based on the introductory lessons, is as follows: Sunrise, Pond, Lightning, Mountain, Rainfall, Forest. However, this order is optional. See the section on Flexible Instructional Pathway for additional information.
Although the same Activity Cards are used across a given grade band (K–2 or 3–5) and the same six Mindscapes are used across grades K–5, how students respond and engage with the activities will change as they continue to grow and evolve.
The Teacher Guide includes a wealth of information for supporting a diverse community of learners at school and home. Topics include adjusting instruction to accommodate students at different grade levels, those requiring more or less challenge, and varying levels of mobility.
Mindscapes also provides many opportunities to build and deepen the school-home connection so Multilingual Learners can practice the language and skills with the adults closest to them.
Every day is an opportunity to embrace positivity! Whether it’s back to school or back from lunch, you can empower your students to start fresh with a can-do attitude and a renewed commitment toward participation, appreciation, and inclusion.
Download our SEL Joyful Beginnings: 5 Ways to Reframe Social-Emotional Learning PDF to get started!
Find more resources and insight from authors Pam Allyn and Dr. Ernest on Zaner-Bloser’s SEL Hub.