Before the Movie


What do you think mindfulness is and how might it help you? (Tap prior knowledge)


During the Movie (Pause Points)

Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:


Timecode 2:08: Name some examples of habitual thinking. What are its potential downsides? (Identify main idea and details)


Timecode 4:02: How might keeping your attention on the moment reduce “brain chatter”? (Identify cause/effect)


Timecode 5:09: How might deciding to share problems be the result of mindfulness? (Identify problem/solution)

After the Movie

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Mindfulness topic. (Make connections)

How do you think mindfulness might help you during a stressful time? (Reflect; Apply new knowledge)

What type of mindfulness practice do you plan on trying? (Apply new knowledge)


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Mindfulness Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.

*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards