Calm down corners help children to practice identifying feelings and emotions to better manage stress, self-regulate and control their impulses. It has been a positive addition to our classrooms at South Elementary. Students are aware that they are accessible in each room they encounter.  Even if they are not using the specific space at times, they are using the “tools” to help focus on an assignment at their learning space.  Teachers have incorporated creative ways to involve Zen Zones for self-calming, and mindfulness strategies to help make respectful and responsible choices.