What is Calm Classroom?

Calm Classroom is a Tier 1 mindfulness-based SEL program for Pre-K through 12th-grade students. The program is composed of 3-minute research-based, scripted mindfulness techniques taught during classroom transitions, or in group meetings, private counseling settings--or as needed--to restore focus and promote emotional well-being in the classroom.

Practicing mindfulness in schools can support both students and teachers in:

Creating a culture of calm, care, respect, and safety
Managing stress and anxiety
Maintaining emotional stability
Enhancing mental focus
Noticing & taking charge of thoughts, emotions, and behavior
Slowing down and connecting with the present moment

Gary Comer College Prep. - A Case Study

Calm Classroom empowers students and teachers by giving them the tools to be focused, relaxed, energized, and ready to learn. Watch the video to see how Calm Classroom was able to positively impact the lives of students and educators at Gary Comer College Prep!

Why use the Calm Classroom program?

Simple & Convenient to Teach

Our program is designed to accommodate busy classroom schedules by fitting seamlessly into classroom transitions, short breaks, private counseling sessions and staff meetings.

Our practices can be either read aloud or played through audio & video recordings.

Effective & Sustainable Professional Development

We provide effective, concise, and flexible training options that accommodate the specific needs of our school partners.

All training is conducted virtually and can take place during normal 45-minute staff meetings, on professional development or early release days, or at other times that are already allocated in your school's budget.

Supports Teacher Well-Being & Self-Care

Whether it's stress reduction, emotional regulation, or relaxation, teachers consistently rate Calm Classroom as effective for themselves, as well as their students.

Ongoing Evaluation & Support

Program evaluation is foundational to Calm Classroom.  District-wide and Individual school reports are created that reflect the programs effects on both students and staff.

Training Options

Calm Classroom provides effective, concise, and flexible multi-year training, and support options that accommodate the specific needs of our school partners. Our training programs are for independent schools and school districts seeking to implement: School-wide, district-wide or staff opt-in approaches. We offer both centralized, direct training to staff members and Train-the-Trainer workshops for individual school facilitators or district coaches. All training is conducted virtually with a combination of e-learning and live interactive Zoom workshops conveniently scheduled throughout the school year.
Direct to Staff

This model supports individual school and district-wide implementation of the Calm Classroom Program.  

Calm Classroom trainers will directly train the teachers and staff to implement the program through conducting a series of four (4) interactive centralized workshops.  School or district administrators will coordinate the required support functions for organizing training sessions, collection of digital surveys and monitoring completion of the eLearning course.

  • 2-HOUR FOUNDATION E-LEARNING COURSE FOR ALL STAFF
  • ALL SCHOOL STAFF DIRECTLY TRAINED BY CALM CLASSROOM TRAINERS
  • CONTINUNG VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS SUPPORT STAFF THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Train the Trainer

This model supports individual school and district-wide implementation of the Calm Classroom Program.  

Calm Classroom trainers will directly train local school facilitators or district level coaches in a series of virtual centralized workshops. These facilitators or district coaches will be able to provide support for our eLearning course and conduct an annual series of four (4) live forty-five-minute Zoom workshops for the teachers at each of their schools.  

  • 2-HOUR FOUNDATION E-LEARNING COURSE FOR ALL STAFF
  • SCHOOL FACILITATORS OR DISTRICT LEVEL COACHES TRAINED
  • INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS FOR STAFF
  • ONGOING SUPPORT FOR COACHES, FACILITATORS AND STAFF

Our Partners

Calm Classroom is one of the largest providers of mindfulness-based educational programming in the United States.
Our non-profit has served over 100,000 teachers and 2.5 million students.

Calm Classroom Testimonials

“I have seen many programs come and go in the Chicago Public Schools and Calm Classroom is one of the few that I embrace with my whole heart. It is intentional, well researched, and consistent. The message is simple and elegant. It works.”

“The few, but powerful, minutes of Calm Classroom every morning and afternoon are some of the most meaningful, stress-free moments in each of our school days.”

“I believe Calm Classroom has helped the overall environment of the classroom. It keeps me calm when I feel rushed or stressed and makes me recognize my own emotions. I think the students feel better when they have a chance to take a breath and relax their mind.”

“I teach students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. To watch my students execute Calm Classroom is absolutely AMAZING! It REALLY helps them  regulate their frustrations and anxieties.”

Calm Classroom has changed the whole dynamic of my classroom. My children are able to self-regulate their emotions more easily.”

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