Peace Class teaches our children how to be part of a community that is kind, cooperative, intelligent and emotionally healthy.Janet Zwick, former 3rd grade teacher and parent at Lafayette Elementary School
I love the fact that I can combine this curriculum seamlessly with Responsive Classroom and yoga classes we already teach. – Kindergarten Teacher at a college preparatory independent school.
A message from Dr. William Blake, Director of Social and Emotional Learning for DC Public Schools
What is Peace of Mind?
Downloadable Peace of Mind Overview.
Peace of Mind is an innovative mindfulness-based Social and Emotional Learning program for Early Childhood through Middle School. Peace of Mind Curricula for Grades 3 and up include a focus on applying mindfulness-based SEL skills to social justice issues including bias, racism and standing up against injustice.
Peace of Mind recognizes mindfulness and brain science as essential to students’ acquisition and mastery of social and emotional skills and conflict resolution tools.
The Peace of Mind Program includes grade-level appropriate, weekly, full-year Curricula, with optional scripts for each lesson; Virtual Lessons and Classroom Videos; Storybooks, Classroom Resources, Training, both in-person and online, an annual Conference, Community of Practice Gatherings and support for parents.
The Peace of Mind Curriculum teaches students how to: notice and manage their emotions, focus their attention, empathize and connect with others, and resolve conflicts peacefully. It helps older student apply these skills to make positive change in their communities.
Peace of Mind gives teachers and counselors the tools to shift the culture of a classroom, and a school, toward kindness and inclusion.