May 18, 2020 – As classrooms have become virtual, so too have many of the programs designed to keep students productive and emotionally well. This includes the Calm Classroom program.
Used in at least 40 district schools, Calm Classroom is a mental wellness initiative that promotes social-emotional learning in students using relaxation and mindfulness exercises like deep breathing and meditating on positive thoughts. The goal is to bolster peace, productivity and active learning in students and the classroom.
Watch the video above to see how J. Allen Axson Elementary School educators are helping students maintain wellness virtually.
A “30 Days of Calm” guide produced by the district’s Behavioral Health department is available to help families do these exercises at home. Also, watch how these Abess Park first graders used Calm Classrooms to scribble to the music earlier this year.