Super SELfy in Schools
With the guidance of our two education advisors, Dr. Hector Montenegro (Senior District Advisor for CASEL) and Dr. Cynthia Chasteen, Super SELfy is SEL-aligned (social-emotional learning) and offers curriculum focusing on building curiosity, creativity, compassion, values, exercise, movement, self-care, solving problems, thinking beyond the box, health, community, communication, social and emotional management, and of course, love and fun!
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SUPER SELFY'S MISSION
Our mission is to happify and healthify children's lives.
How we do it...
Building social emotional learning competencies through mindfulness, yoga, community, play and discovery with a pilot program for your school.
About Super SELfy in Schools
Because of an increase of mental health issues in kids,
a lack of emotional and mental health resources for kids and
a lack of Spanish-speaking content and representation in wellness and mental health in a dominant and growing market, Super SELfy is able to provide and easily implement the perfect curriculum and program for your school's needs.
Some Research About the Challenges Kids Face:
The Next Generation of Families, research firm The Insights Family found US kids 3-12 are 51% more concerned about their health and wellbeing than last year.
Almost 20% of six-year-olds list mental health as a top concern—over both bullying and violent crime. To cope, 39% of US families engage in some form of meditation or mindfulness activity at least once a day.
School leaders are frustrated by the lack of access to tools and funding to promote wellness and mental health among students.
Community centers and nonprofit organizations accessible to immigrant families should consider incorporating culturally-relevant mental health programs into other programs, especially those that include physical activity and wellness.
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Super Yogis Advisors
Yoga and Mindfulness in Schools Research:
12-week yoga intervention for Kindergarten students with two thirty-minute yoga classes each week = improved attention and reduced hyperactivity, enhanced cognitive and behavioral factors helpful for academic and social emotional development. (Jarraya, S., Wagner, M., Jarraya, M., & Engel, F.A. (2019).)
Eight-week yoga intervention for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students = increase in participants’ self-regulation skills and benefits related to physical, cognitive and emotional abilities. (Rashedi, R.N., Wajanakunakorn, M., & Hu, C.J. (2019).)
Literature on yoga interventions in school revealed benefits of yoga and mindfulness on children’s abilities to cope with stress and anxiety, students’ self regulation skills, as well as cognitive and social emotional competencies were also enhanced with mindful movement and meditation practice. (Nanthakumar, C. (2018).)
A prospective study published in the March issue of the journal The Lancet Psychiatry found that even light activity — and a corresponding decrease in the amount of time that kids spent being sedentary — was linked to better mental health as they got older.