Hello and welcome educators

We know you are bearing a heavier load than usual and we’ve created an online tool to help you create a safe, joyful and connected learning experience while lowering anxiety and apprehension as you and your students navigate the COVID era classroom.

What back-to-school care kit will help you to achieve

  • Create a safe and inclusive learning environment through emotional check-ins with your students

  • Set the tone for a safe space where students feel heard and are comfortable sharing concerns and experiences

  • Provide a structure for covering social justice topics and current events

What's included:

Our online Back-to-School Care Kit is designed to establish new classroom norms and a safe, respectful, and compassionate learning environment in a time of social distancing.

  • Easy-to-use online programming and lesson plans — simply log in to access!

  • Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)-inspired activities and lessons to promote joy, connection, and understanding in your classroom

  • Access to online course, workshops, weekly live support events, and Pro-D Day events

  • Each lesson plan includes warm-up activities, discussion prompts, visual tools, supportive guidelines on duration, objective, prep-work, required materials, learning goals and intentions

Tools, Resources, and Innovative Strategies for K-12 Educators

Build connections with like-minded educators

This group is open to K-12 educators who are interested in learning about innovative resources, tools and curriculum to support both in person and virtual classrooms. This group is a connection point for innovative educators who value Social Emotional Learning (SEL), creativity, collaboration, and compassion. Once approved, members will receive tips, strategies and alerts about live events and workshops.

How we support you

  • Each week we invite you to join a 30-minute virtual exploration of the new lesson plan released in your care kit and bring any questions you have on integrating the tools into your curriculum

  • Send us a message. We always welcome your thoughts, questions and considerations.

  • Join our social community!

Pricing options

You can enroll for the back-to-school-care-kit at no cost until January 13th, 2021

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Your Back-to-School Care Kit

    • Free trial ends January 20, 2021

    • Letter to Educators

    • How to Use Your Care Kit

    • What is calmversation?

    • What is SEL? Why does it matter?

    • calmversation framework for learning

    • Getting to know you...

    • FAQs

  • 2

    Resources and Guides

    • Welcoming Your Students | After an extended break, after a weekend and as a daily practice | Demo

    • Ice-Breakers and Daily Prompts

    • Different Ways to Check-In with Your Students | How-to video

    • Checking-In with Your Students | Visual Guide and Examples | Download

    • Exploring calm | How-to video

    • Educator Guide: How to bring calmversation into your classroom | Download

  • 3

    Visual Check-In Boards

    • How to use Check-In Boards

    • Visual Check-In Boards

    • Picture Check-In Boards

  • 4

    Getting Connected

    • Lesson 1 Welcoming Students

    • Lesson 2 Talking About Changes

    • Lesson 3 Norms and Expectations

    • Lesson 4 Exploring calm

  • 5

    Facilitating Communication

    • Lesson 5 Introducing calmversation

    • Hosting a calmversation | Video

    • Discussion Points and Prompts

    • Gentle reminders

    • Lesson 6 Introducing Space for Thought Lounges

    • Lesson 7a "Observe, Reflect, and Connect" (Primary)

    • Lesson 7b "Observe, Reflect, and Connect" (Intermediate)

  • 6

    Social Distancing and Masks [If Applicable]

    • Note to Educator

    • Lesson 8 Social Distancing

    • "A Mask for You, A Mask for Me" | Primary Students | PDF Resource

    • Lesson 9a Masks (Primary)

    • Lesson 9b Masks (Intermediate)

  • 7

    Social and Emotional Understanding

    • Note to Educator

    • Lesson 10a “The World of Worries” (Primary)

    • Lesson 10b Anxiety (Intermediate)

    • Lesson 11a What It Means to CARE (Primary)

    • Lesson 11b What It Means to CARE (Intermediate)

    • Lesson 12 BRAIN BREAKS!

    • Discussion Starters | Learning

  • 8

    Making Connections

    • Lesson 13 Learning from COVID-19

    • Lesson 14 Staying Connected

    • Lesson 15a - Encouraging Messages (Primary)

    • Lesson 15b - Encouraging Messages (Intermediate)

    • Discussion Starters | Silver Linings

  • 9

    Finding calm: Ease, Grace and Flow

    • Note to Educator

    • Lesson 16 - Space for Thought Lounge [Playful Waves]

    • Lesson 17 - Space for Thought Lounge [Floating Above The Clouds]

    • Lesson 18 - Space for Thought Lounge [Gentle Waves]

    • Lesson 19 - Space for Thought Lounge [Snow Fall]

  • 10

    Social-Emotional Connection

    • Note to Educator

    • Lesson 20 - Connecting Through Care

    • Lesson 21 - Connecting Through Food

    • Lesson 22 - Connecting Through Imagination

  • 11

    Empowered Learning

    • Lesson 23 - Design Your Own Lesson Plan

    • Lesson Plan [Template]

    • Lesson 24 - Design Your Own Check-In Board

    • Check-In Board [Template]

    • Lesson 25 - Design a Brain Break Activity

    • Lesson 26 - Design a Space for Thought Lounge

  • 12

    All About Learning

    • Lesson 27 - Information Sources

    • Lesson 28 - Facts Versus Opinions

    • Lesson 29 - Learning in 2020

    • Lesson 30 - Digital Citizenship

  • 13

    More calmversation

    • Note to Educator

    • Lesson 31 - Diversity

    • Lesson 32 - Inclusion

    • Lesson 33 - Current Events

    • Lesson 34 - Social Justice

  • 14

    Being Human in a Complex World

    • Note to Educator:

    • Lesson 35 - Bias

    • Lesson 36 - Discrimination and Prejudice

    • Lesson 37 - Managing Conflict

  • 15

    Finding Hope and Sharing Inspiration

    • Lesson 38 - Emotions in Life and Learning

    • Extended Lesson - Surprise and Delight

    • Lesson 39 - Hope and Inspiration

    • Lesson 40 - Acknowledgement

  • 16

    Space for Thought Lounges

    • How to Use the Space for Thought Lounges

    • Observing, Reflecting, and Connecting

    • Centric Circles

    • Playful Waves

    • Floating Above the Clouds

    • Gentle Waves

    • Snow Fall | Winter Lounge

    • Water Reflections

    • In the Rain

    • Breeze on Treetops

    • Flower Petals

    • Moon Phase

    • Seaside Waves

    • Shell on Sand

    • Swaying Leaves

    • Raindrops on Window

    • Misty Sea

    • Water Droplet

    • Sweeping Waves

    • Trees Above

    • Swirling Galaxy

    • Floating Upwards

    • Universal Love

  • 17

    Your Experience Matters

    • Let us know how this Care Kit is working for you!

What teachers are saying

“This program gives participants information about themselves and others. It links the similarities and differences that we all share. No one is on their own or left behind.”

Laura McClenhan

“ Learners of all ages will benefit from the strategies. The program is innovative and inspiring!”

Candice Essar

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