In the midst of back to school (or whatever that means to you) I just wanted to offer you a little sneak peek into last week’s workshop on mindfulness and social-emotional learning for teachers.: Creating a C.A.L.M. Classroom for You and Your students.
If you are in need of a simple framework that you can try to help build relationships, move content learning forward, find a little space to breathe, create a consistent routine for you and your students AND provide them with tools for practicing mindfulness all while building in social-emotional learning to your already full schedule then look no further than this post!
I have you covered.
Just so that I can make sure I give a shout out to where this stemmed from. The C.A.L.M. classroom framework was inspired by CASEL’s SEL Signature Playbook, UPenn’s B.D.A. framework (found in the book The Plainer Truths of Teaching and Learning) and Teaching Well’s work with bringing mindful moments to the classroom. Check this out of one of the most comprehensive resources.
It’s a classroom organized into four distinct sections encouraging opportunities for teachers to integrate mindfulness and social-emotional learning touch points and check ins throughout your class AND/OR your school day:
M-In the Moment
Use last thought sentence stems…(or pictures to draw)
Mindfulness practices that can be done quickly and discreetly…
Take 3 breaths
Find time to ground and center
Become aware of your breath
Do a body scan
Extend caring practice to yourself and other
I know this was a lot, but I KNOW it’s not new. I wanted to get it to you all to at once so that you can choose how to create this C.A.L.M. framework in your own classroom, whether in person, hybrid or virtual.
If you missed Teaching Well’s Workshop Creating a C.A.L.M. Classroom for You and Your Students, register here for the replay.