Colorado Teachers Get Free Access to $60 Meditation App to Help Students
Calm is a subscription-based mobile meditation app and they are now offering teachers K-12 free access to $59.99 premium-level meditations.
The app has a program called the Calm Schools Initiative which aims to help teachers incorporate times of quiet and intentionality into the children's school day.
Teachers fill out a form on the Calm website. Once approved, teachers have unlimited access to guided meditations, mindfulness exercises and classroom tips for incorporating mindfulness.
Teachers K-12 access includes the app's meditation for kids called "Calm Kids", which offers meditations tailored for various age groups from pre-K through high school.
Research shows that teaching mindfulness to children can reduce their stress, depression and anxiety helping them develop self-regulation skills.