the Moment program
Mindfulness practice in school settings is growing but there are few programs available for middle school students.Â As youth make the transition to middle school, there are a number of challenges and stressors they might face; youth need to be prepared with tools to cope with these challenges. Mindfulness can provide students with new ways to effectively regulate their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, which in turn, can positively influence their success in school.
Awareness of the Body
Awareness of Feelings
Awareness of Thoughts
Awareness of Relationships
6thÂ â 8thÂ grade classrooms
In person, instructor-led
Time to Complete
4-week program taught daily in school for 15 minutes per day
Website that hosts videos of middle school students demonstrating mindful movements and using mindfulness in stressful situations in school; audio files for developmentally appropriate mindful meditations; illustrations of mindfulness concepts
Teacher training is also available. Contact iRT for more information on information about the 1-day training.
Middle school teachers
Increased ability to pay attention and concentrate
Improved executive functioning abilities
Reduced aggressive problems
The development of this product was funded in part by Award NumberÂ R305A090175Â (Parker) from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the IES or the Department of Education.
How to Order
Orders for the Moment Program curriculum can be placed online with most major credit cards at theÂ iRT online store. For purchases from outside the U.S., please contact iRT atÂ IT@irtinc.usÂ or 919-493-7700.
For questions or other assistance,Â iRTÂ customer support staff are available weekdays from 8 a.m. EST to 5 p.m. EST at (919) 493-7700.