Executive Functioning Module 3: Mindfulness Strategies
Learning Level: Elementary School
Learning Level: Middle School
Learning Level: Primary School
About this Resource
These Mindfulness Strategies created by School District 71 – in Boardmaker and PDF formats – are visual tools that can help students be mindful. Evidence tells us that mindfulness strategies help us with emotional control and overall well-being.
01. 3 Step Calm Down Routines – 1×1, 2×2 and 8×10 – These visuals can help students calm down.
02. Breathing Choices – 1×1, 2×2 and 4×4 – Belly breathing is a tool that promotes activation of the calming response (via the parasympathetic nervous system.) Practice belly breathing with both hands over the navel to be sure the diaphragm is moving with each breath. The belly should expand with each inhalation and collapse with each exhalation.
Please Note: These files can only be downloaded on desktop. Visit the SET-BC website on a desktop computer to access them.
01 3 Step Calm Down Routine 1×1 (101 KB)
01 3 Step Calm Down Routine 2×2 (65 KB)
02 Breathing Choices 1×1 (230 KB)
02 Breathing Choices 2×2 (110 KB)
02 Breathing Choices 4×4 (89 KB)