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. 

RESEARCH BASED

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.

IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT

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.

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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.

Program Goals

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C is for COOL

Press the Pause and Breathe

Dealing with thoughts and strong emotions in healthy ways, especially when facing stress and conflict.

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L is for LOGICAL

Be Curious about what is happening

Being curious about your own and others' values, identities, and perspectives.

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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.

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M is for MATURE

Be Kind to yourself and others

Working out conflicts with others to support healthy relationships.