CREATE A TRAUMA SENSITIVE CLASSROOM WITH OUR BESTSELLING CALM CORNER
Our Calm Down Corner kit has EVERYTHING you need to help your students with self-regulation, and will be a true game changer for your classroom management. It’s the perfect social emotional learning and behavior management tool that’s essential for every elementary classroom! You’ll be able to create a beautiful break space where students can independently use coping strategies to self-regulate and manage their big feelings. All the while reducing classroom disruptions, making it easier for you teach!
With strong visual supports, our calm corner kit guides students to identify their emotions, choose a calming tool, and get ready to learn, focus, and get along with others.
It’s an effective SEL trauma sensitive behavior intervention and excellent alternative to clip charts. Used in over 21,000 classrooms, homes & counseling offices.
This Calm Corner Will Transform Your Classroom Management
As many teachers have testified, our calm corner kit is a true game changer for your behavior management system. Just look at what a few teachers have said:
- “If I could give this an A++++ I would! I haven’t seen such a comprehensive, all encompassing, ready to go Cool Down Corner resource such as this! Thank you so much for all of the options and resources included!” – Ryan T. on 8.30.19
- “This has completely educated my students on their feelings and coping skills. It is transforming my classroom! Thank you!!” -Jessica C. on 12.13.21
- “Best purchase to help with my students who need support with their emotions and regulating them. Highly recommend purchase. Awesome!” -Jaimea J. on 11.13.21
Are you a parent looking to support your kids manage their emotions at home? We have you covered, too; there are even options for home use as well!
What is a Calm Corner?
A Calm Corner (Take A Break Station, Zen Zone, etc.) is a designated space in the classroom (or home) that invites young ones to self-regulate, breathe, and center themselves when they are having a rough time. It helps to reduce disruptions, all the while teaching students transferrable coping skills they can use both in and outside of the classroom.
If a Calm Corner could talk, it might say, “I see you are in pain or distress. I see this moment is hard for you. Let’s try some calming coping strategies that might help you move through this tough moment and feel a little better.”
It is NOT to be used as a time-out or disciplinary consequence of a child’s behavior, but rather as a nurturing, safe place that recognizes the humanness of each child, inviting them to use healthy self-regulation coping tools that will help them get ready to learn, get along with others, and practice self-compassion.
The underlying belief and philosophy which guided the creation of each element in this toolbox is this: Every child is lovable, belongs and is doing the very best that they can given the resources and skills that they have.
Creating Trauma Sensitive Classrooms
More and more we are learning about the vital importance of cultivating trauma sensitive classrooms and schools.
Kids need to feel safe, cared for and seen before they are ready to learn and get along with others. Warrior educators like yourself understand this… and this is why we are seeing a movement to implement safe spaces, like Calm Corners and Zen Zones in classrooms.
Teaching children self-regulation coping tools helps the thinking part of their brain, the pre-fontal cortex, to get back on track when big emotions -which are adaptive and there for very good reasons- make it hard for kids to engage in school tasks. Many of our students need extra support in this area, often coming to school already in a reactive state of fear, worry & chronic stress. Until we help students manage and relate-with kindness & compassion-to these challenging emotional experiences, they will not be ready to learn the academic tools that students need to be successful in and out of school.
Be sure to check out of FREE Fight, Flight, and Freeze Reference Guide to help you recognize different stress response behaviors in kids.
Looking for Distance Learning SEL support for your students and their families? You’ll love our Digital Calm Corner. Or if you’d like to create individual calm corner kits for each of your students, be sure to take a look at our Calm Kids Activity Book, which comes with over 100 interventions and activities in both digital and print options!