Lesson Plan

Tools to STOP

Students will hear about the benefits of mindfulness from JusTme's rap song, "I'm Inspired", practice mindfulness and the STOP tool, and then write raps of their own, encouraging others to practice mindfulness and the STOP method.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to practice the STOP mindfulness method and write raps and poems on mindfulness using the STOP acronym.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
  • Join students together in a circle, either seated or standing.
  • Pass out whiteboards and whiteboard markers.
  • Explain to students that you will play a song and they will write down words that stand out for them, or draw pictures that represent what they hear.
  • Play the song and video "I'm Inspired" by JusTme.
  • Ask students to share what they wrote or drew on their whiteboards.
  • Ask, "How can we make mindfulness (focusing on the present moment with kindness and curiosity) a lifestyle?"