About the Tool
Calm is a mindfulness and meditation app. It offers sleep stories, music for meditation, deep breathing exercises, etc. This school year they began offering every teacher in the world free access to Calm. Their aim is to empower teachers with mindfulness tools and resources they can use to help kids learn to be mindful.
How to Use the Tool
Go to calm.com/schools
Fill in the form to receive your free access code
Download the app and enter your code
Open the app and begin feeling calm
Why I like it
The world is a busy place. I think the pace at which we move it going to have long-term effects on us...and not necessarily in a good way. There are so many children who feel overwhelmed and don’t have the tools to find peace and balance. Moreover, teachers don’t necessarily have the knowledge to help students find balance. This tool can really help us all.
Three uses in education
Calm can be used to help students who are in an escalated state de-escalate.
Play the mindful music during high-stress times like tests or exams
Use the stretching feature in Phys Ed
This post is part of my annual NaBloWriMo exercise wherein I write a blog post every work day in November.