Nellie Springston M.Ed.

I am a first-time mom, educator & former behavior interventionist in San Antonio, Texas with years of research experience in Educational Psychology, and a passion to raise a kind, smart & happy generation of children. I obsessively consume all I can about early childhood development, and its effects on life-long learning and well-being. Then, I freely share it with anyone willing to listen, watch or read. The latest research shows more clearly every single day that cognitive development, love, language, stress, happiness, learning, intelligence, academics, character, mindset and success are completely related, and very much malleable, and that we, caregivers and educators, play an integral role in our children's future. The best psychologists, doctors, economists, and educators of our time are currently developing research-based approaches to teaching that enable kids to learn and flourish, academically, socially and emotionally. In my opinion, this leaves me with a total of zero excuses not to access, and use, this wealth of information to grow the heart and brain of my daughter, and every child I engage with.

I founded Calma (Calm & Loving Minds Achieve) to enable teachers to practice mindfulness with their students in the classroom because I believe it is the foundation of social-emotional learning.