Madison class, UW work together to help students learn through well-being exercises

Madison teachers Amber Fiene and Cassie Hoover are featured in a heart-warming University of Wisconsin-Madison video about an innovative and creative program that is helping students improve their emotional well-being.

The program is a partnership between the Madison Metropolitan School District and the Center for Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center at UW-Madison.

The Center worked with fifth-grade classroom teachers and other personnel at Glendale Elementary School in Madison during the 2014-15 school year, sharing practices with teachers and students to improve attention and students’ emotion regulation skills.

Education experts at the Center are finding diverse ways to share these skills with kids, including songs and pop culture.

Watch the UW-Madison video: