Mind Lab

Rathdown Junior School was the first school in Ireland to introduce the Mind Lab programme as part of its curriculum.

 Mind Lab is an exciting initiative which puts children at the centre of all learning activities and engages them through games, where they are most receptive and enthusiastic.

By playing board games, the students learn new thinking skills, social skills and emotional intelligence skills.

A number of staff members are fully trained Mind Lab teachers and the programme is taught to all classes on a weekly basis.

Skills Acquired through Mind Lab

Emotional Skills Cognitive Skills Social Skills
Deferred gratification Making decisions Rules & Structure
Managing Emotions Problem Solving Cooperation
Learning from one's mistakes Drawing conclusions Effective communication
Willpower & perseverance Mathematics & logic Teamwork
Self-discipline Verbal abilities Competitive environment

The Mind Lab Group has reinstated the thinking game to its rightful and natural place and has transformed it once again into a powerful educational tool that appeals to children's hearts and heads alike.

Thanks to a tested and proven methodology the Mind Lab Group is engaged in one of the greatest educational challenges of our day

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