DPSCD has adopted the Calm Classroom program to help cultivate peaceful and engaging environments throughout the district. Calm Classroom consists of 3-minute daily practices involving breathing, stretching, and relaxation techniques to support the mental and emotional growth of teachers and students. The mission of Calm Classroom is to empower students and educators with mindfulness skills that support their overall emotional wellbeing. The program centers around 3 key principles.
- Learn how our thoughts and feelings influence our behavior so we can make conscious choices.
- Learn how to focus our attention and mental thoughts on what is important.
- Learn how to manage and self-regulate our feelings in order to stay calm.
We are excited to implement Calm Classroom techniques into our daily instruction and we encourage our Carleton families to incorporate the skills into your home routines as well. It is important that our students are both academically and mentally prepared to be tomorrow's leaders!