This research-based curriculum features 15 lessons that use the latest information about the brain to dramatically improve behavior and learning for all students.

Each lesson offers easy strategies for helping students focus their attention, improve their self-regulation skills, build resilience to stress, and develop a positive mind-set in both school and life. The lessons fit easily into any schedule and require minimal preparation. Classroom management tips and content-area activities help you extend the benefits of MindUP throughout your day, week, and year.




Grades K–2
160 pages & poster
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Grades 3–5
160 pages & poster
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Grades 6–8
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Posters: Each of the three books comes with an age-appropriate colorful poster with fascinating facts about the brain. Getting to Know and Love Your Brain: Full color • 2 sided Poster • 20.75" x 16.25"

Grades PreK–2 shows the three big helpers in the brain. One helps make smart choices. One helps protect from danger. And one saves memories and ABCs. Students will be challenged to identify the three helpers.
Preview Poster for Grades K–2

Grades 3–5 shows the prefrontal cortex, the amygdala, and the hippocampus—three parts of the brain that help students think and react to what happens around them. Students learn how these parts work together to make a happier, healthier, brighter person!
Preview Poster for Grades 3–5

Grades 6–8 challenges the older students—to react or to think it out, that is the question. As they learn to use the three key players in the brain to tell the difference between true emergencies and stressful situations, they'll be better at handling situations and have more time to enjoy life!
Preview Poster for Grades 6–8



The Hawn Foundation, in collaboration with neuroscientists, behavioral psychologists, educators, and leading researchers in the field of social and emotional learning, has developed MindUP™ instructional materials and trainings for teachers of grades PreK–8.

MindUP Online Training
At www.thehawnfoundation.org, you'll find resources to enrich your MindUP instruction, including:

  • the entire spectrum of MindUP techniques, addressing social and emotional learning
  • classroom demonstrations conducted by experienced MindUP consultants and mentors
  • instructional insights, grade-specific teaching strategies, and other resources
  • the latest in neuroscience about how the brain works and how it affects learning

Register at www.thehawnfoundation.org to access this innovative, interactive training and learning resource, developed in partnership with Columbia University's Center for New Media Teaching and Learning