About the Be CALM Program
The Be CALM Program includes a 16-lesson curriculum embedded in strong professional development that cultivates adult SEL competencies and promotes mindful teaching and relationships. Our program addresses emotion regulation, mindful communication, positive identity development, conflict resolution, and goal-setting with a focus on helping adolescents apply skills in their daily lives.
Extensive study and review of existing self-regulation interventions and consultation with national experts.
DEVELOPED WITH USERS IN MIND
Substantial input from students, teachers, school mental health staff, and administrators to design content and methods.
FOCUS ON TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
Promoting wellbeing in educators and staff, building capacity for program sustainability.
Ongoing support from program developers within a professional learning community.
Our Unique Approach
START WITH THE TEACHER
Builds capacity for mindful teaching with intentionality, awareness, and curiosity. Promotes relationships with students that support their skill development.
MAKE MINDFULNESS MEANINGFUL
Focus on application to situations that are relevant to educators and students. Give educators and students choice and flexibility to find what works best for them.
LEVERAGE DAY-TO-DAY INTERACTIONS
Coaching students to apply SEL skills in real time to manage stress, difficult peer-to-peer interactions, and other situations as they arise.
UTILIZE COLLABORATIVE LEARNING STRATEGIES
Making learning and instructional methods active and student-focused. Using an inquiry-based approach to guide reflections and discussions.
C is for COOL
Press the Pause and Breathe
Dealing with thoughts and strong emotions in healthy ways, especially when facing stress and conflict.
L is for LOGICAL
Be Curious about what is happening
Being curious about your own and others' values, identities, and perspectives.
A is for Attentive
Tune In to the present moment
Noticing what is happening in your mind and body as well as in your environment.
M is for MATURE
Be Kind to yourself and others
Working out conflicts with others to support healthy relationships.