Changing the world. One cookie at a time.
Hello. I’m Brittney Mason, the creator of Klassen Cookies, the curriculum that is changing the way social emotional is presented in the classroom!
We are a family owned business, excited to help other teachers bring a positive, easy to use, and fun social emotional program into the classroom!
I’ve been teaching for 10 years, and couldn’t imagine my life without a classroom in it!
I strongly believe in spreading kindness and I draw a lot of inspiration from those who help others. My students will tell you that I am obsessed with quotes, and they’re probably right! A favorite quote of mine is, “In a world where you can be anything, be kind”.
Why Klassen Cookies?
We have reached an all-time high in mental health with anxiety and depression related issues in the United States. In the past 10 years, there has been a 17% increase in those diagnosed with depression or anxiety.
- 42 million adults live with an anxiety disorder
- 16 million adults live with depression
- 10.2 million have an addiction
- 26% of the homeless population has a diagnosed mental disorder
- 24% of prisoners have a diagnosed mental disorder
- Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States
- 30% of children suffer from some form of anxiety or depression
- One-half of these mental health issues begin by age 14
We have to reach our children sooner!
Students only need 30 minutes with a program that puts them in charge of issues that are relevant in their lives. They need Klassen Cookies!
- 84% of students said that their teacher helped boost their confidence and self-esteem with Klassen Cookies
- 76% their teacher was a role model the year they used Klassen Cookies
- 80% of students felt equipped to work through friendship difficulties with strategies from Klassen Cookies
- 67% also used Klassen Cookies outside of school to help them solve problems at home and activities
Students respond well behaviorally and academically when they know we, as teachers, have created an atmosphere where they feel heard and valued.
I created an easy-to-follow format, Precepts (rules) that would make the conversations meaningful and confidential, and I wrote a parent component into the program. Parents have contacted explaining changes they have seen in their children, and how, thanks to my communication piece, their children are opening up to them about their day and struggles.
A Personal “Why”
My son is a huge inspiration for me to write this program. I experience and hear first hand the struggles that my son faces and I want so badly for him to have a program that his teachers use in the classroom consistently. He has struggled socially and has already been the subject of teasing on occasion. He’s always at the forefront of my mind with every Klassen Cookies decision and it is a program that I would want his teachers to use. So many issues can easily be addressed if we just take the time to listen and teach our kids empathy and effective communication. I know this because it’s worked in my classroom.
The ultimate goal of Klassen Cookies is to change the world by giving students healthy resources and tools to make a difference in their own lives, which will, in turn, make a difference in the lives of others. Klassen Cookies is changing the social-emotional conversation. One cookie at a time.
This curriculum is exactly what our students, teachers, and families are craving. In today’s world, we need a program that will do more than just check a box. We need a program that is going to do something: Change the world.
Klassen Cookies was slowly born over 10 years of listening to my students and parents and is the beating heart of my classroom. I hope it will become yours as well.