Ottoson ‘Ready, Set, Calm’ Grant

March 2017

The Ottoson Middle School 630 cluster is piloting a project called Engaging the Whole Student for Learning: Ready, Set, Calm, funded by an Innovations in Education grant.  The goals of this mindfulness project are to:

  • provide teachers with training to support student development of self-regulation, impulse control, and focus to manage emotions and stress levels and increased learning.
  • provide students with techniques to support self-awareness, self-regulation and social-emotional learning.
  • provide students with an introduction to the neuroscience of learning, and the effects of stress and emotions on learning.
  • improve student insight on self-regulation as demonstrated by identifying the instances over the course of his or her day where the student could have benefitted from utilizing a tool to aid in regulation, and determine what tool would have been beneficial for each instance.
  • increase positive classroom culture and school community through self-awareness.
  • improve classroom management while supporting the students’ individual needs. Increase attention to class learning.
 Independent application of strategies to empower students to be in control and stay in class.

Comments are closed.