MindUP in Portugal: Assessing MindUP with Teacher SEL Training

Synopsis

This quasi-experimental study of 454 3rd & 4th grade students and 20 teachers, investigated MindUP in combination with a 50-hour course for teachers on MindUP and Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Results showed that 50% of MindUP children increased in regulation of emotions, positive affect, and self-compassion, and decreased negative emotions. Teachers also reported Improvements to their own well-being following the implementation of MindUP in their classrooms.

Reference

de Carvalho, J. S., Pinto, A. M., & Marôco, J. (2017). Results of a mindfulness-based social-emotional learning program on Portuguese elementary students and teachers: A quasi-experimental study. Mindfulness, 8(2), 337-350.