Activities that promote mental health & well-being in young people

What Is The RETHiNK Digital Kit?

An online curriculum allowing educators, professionals and parents to access and implement 100 classroom-tested activities, with downloadable lesson plans, video clips, and focused-attention practices that impart soft skills to help today’s youth become capable of  creating a more compassionate world.

 

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Build Social and Emotional Health

Noticing and accurately assessing one’s feelings, interests, values and strengths.

Regulating and expressing one’s emotions appropriately to handle stress, control impulses and persevere in overcoming obstacles.

Taking the perspective of and empathizing with others; recognizing and appreciating similarities and differences.

Establishing and maintaining healthy relationships based on cooperation; resisting inappropriate social pressure and managing interpersonal conflict.

Making decisions based on consideration of ethical standards, appropriate social norms, respect for others, and likely consequences of various actions.

What People Are Saying

  • Working at the intersection of education and digital technology, I've witnessed the negative impact of social media on Participants' mental health. The Rethink Digital Kit not only helps Participants to reverse the damage, it gives them practical activities to help prevent any future damage.

    Hamza Khan
    Hamza Khan Splash Effect / Co-Founder
  • I look at my FitBit all the time to check my heart rate. This is the most calm that I have ever been! Thank you!

    ReThink Workshop participant, New Teachers Symposium’17
  • Rethink Digital Kit is an elegantly designed, easy to implement and highly relevant series of mini-workshops helping teens to become better connected to their feelings, their thoughts and their peers. Grounded in breathing exercises, each learning unit takes Participants through a well thought out exercise to help promote social and emotional well-being. This kit is a useful asset to any classroom or workshop.

    Peter Chaban Teacher, Hospital for SickKids
  • A wonderful kit....inviting, practical, and transformative to the lives of your Participants.

    Jack Kornfield author A Path With Heart
  • Nicely done and should be really helpful to Participants.

    Jack Miller Professor / The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education / University of Toronto
  • The Rethink Digital Tookit is a must have for any secondary teacher looking to integrate mindfulness based SEL into their instruction. Mindfulness Without Borders has created an incredibly accessible resource with beautifully designed units and inspiring content—it makes me want to return to the classroom just so I can use this toolkit!

    Meena Srinivasan Program Manager – Office of Social and Emotional Learning / Oakland Unified Schools District & Author of Teach / Breathe / Learn: Mindfulness In and Out of the Classroom (Parallax Press, 2014)
  • Learning to live with presence lets us go beneath the chatter of thinking that so often keeps us from feeling peace and clarity. Theo Koffler and her team have created a wonderful digital world on their website that empowers you to systematically learn how to become more present in life. What you get from these teachings in being more mindful, more awake, more present, is not only more balance in your emotions and thinking, but also enhancements in the health of both your body and your relationships with others, and your self! Not bad for simply learning to show up in life. Try it and see for yourself!

    Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. Author, Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human / AndMindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation / Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine / Executive Director, Mindsight Institute
  • Accessible, thought-provoking, and most importantly a deep resonance with Participants experience. My Participants are more self-aware and peaceful with these regular practices as part of their education

    Monica G Teacher / Toronto Catholic District School Board
  • RETHINK is the perfect companion for educators! RETHINK's easy to use prompts and activities allows the classroom teacher to capitalize on ‎teachable moments when they arise. RETHINK has assisted in creating more respectful classroom environments, laying the foundation for deeper Participants learning.

    Richard Bilkszto Principal / Toronto
  • Mindfulness Without Borders has developed a profound toolbox of lessons and strategies to help Participants become more present, empathic, and relaxed. Weaving together technology and engaging mindfulness practices these lessons are sure to help foster a more peaceful and inspired school.

    Daniel Rechtschaffen Founder / MindfulEducation
  • RETHINK is a user-friendly resource that provides educators with the tools and strategies they need to support resilience and compassion in their Participants. As a former classroom teacher, I found the materials visually compelling and the directions clear and concise. The audio and video resources are outstanding and provide another modality for teaching these important concepts to youth —Mindfulness Without Borders has achieved something truly special with RETHINK.  

    Andrew Roach Associate Director / Center for Leadership in Disability, College of Education @ Georgia State University
  • What a wonderful platform. Easy to use, visually attractive, very convenient for classroom use and most important, it is the perfect learning platform for teens and their educators. I really love it.

    Amira Valle Teacher & Founder / Elephant Wise
  • I absolutely LOVE it. It’s fun and active, great for my High School Participants.  I love the consistency and flow of the different models. Easy to read and digest. Bravo, Bravo.

    Betsy Zeger Conflict Coach / Mediator / Teacher
  • WOW, WOW, WOW! I am almost speechless!! Loved consistency of the ‘What’, How & Why and the ‘to the point’, lesson requirements needed to implement the activity. This tool would have taken my breath away if I didn’t have the mindfulness skills to remember to breathe & exhale!!!  

    Dianne Bannasco  Teacher / Toronto Catholic School Board
  • Thank you for your soft journey with us today. You gave us great information and simple tools to use with our Participants. Most important, you really made it clear that we, the teachers, need to take care of self. In doing so, we can be more present to and with our Participants.

    ReThink workshop participant, New Teachers Symposium’17