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Why Mindfulness In School?

In today’s world, the stressors of daily life can cause children and adults alike to feel frustrated, overwhelmed and anxious.

Calm Classroom provides practical mindfulness-based tools to help us manage stress and achieve emotional well-being throughout the day by activating the body’s relaxation response. When we’re feeling focused, relaxed and energized, we are empowered.

The Impact of Mindfulness is Real

Calm Classroom data shows a range of positive outcomes across educational communities.
Results* from our 2020 teacher survey found that 84% of k-8th grade teachers who taught Calm Classroom one or more times per day experienced a reduction in stress and anxiety and were able to maintain greater focus.

*Fall 2020 results from 3283 teachers who implemented Calm Classroom in Chicago and Jacksonville public schools.

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Calm Classroom provides students and teachers with a positive proactive approach to reduce student stress, boost engagement and reduce teacher stress.

View the results of our most recent teacher survey and see for yourself how effective the Calm Classroom program can be. 

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Studies** have shown that students who where exposed to two or more mindfulness techniques each day experienced significant increases in self-esteem, greater improvements in levels of perceived stress and anxiety.

As well, they had a higher grade point averages, better work habits, and higher cooperation scores than students who had less exposure.

** Chiesa, A., & Serretti, A. (2009); Jha, A. P., Krompinger, J., & Baime. M. J. (2007); Hoge, E. A., Bui, E., Marques, L., Metcalf, C. A., Morris, L. K., Robinaugh, D.J., ...Simon, N.M. (2013).

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 Clam 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.”

Benefits of Mindfulness-Based and Relaxation Response Strategies

In addition to the results we see directly from implementation of the Calm Classroom program, the benefits of mindfulness and relaxation response strategies have been validated by decades of research.

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