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Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Just Chill: Don’t Stress Out!

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Billy Joel's song, "Pressure," opens a lesson that teaches some techniques to deal with pressure and stressors, significant factors that contribute to aging and poor health. Throughout the four-day lesson, participants study stress...
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Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Health and Wellness Throughout the Lifespan

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Every stage of life has its requirements for staying healthy. Young developmental psychologists investigate the psychological effects of stress and aging and health and wellness strategies that may improve one's quality of life. Groups...
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Health Smart Virginia

Mental Health/Social Emotional Skills

For Teachers 9th
A 7-page packet of activity ideas, lesson plans, and information resources provides instructors of high school freshmen a wealth of materials to support teaching the concepts in a Health Smart unit.
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Health Smart Virginia

Health/Social Emotional Skills

For Teachers 8th
Designed for instructors, a seven-page packet provides an overview of the Health Smart unit for eighth-graders. The resource includes the objectives and goals of the unit, details suggested procedures and provides links to additional...
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Health Smart Virginia

Social Emotional Skills Lessons Overview

For Teachers 7th
Sometimes the hardest part of planning any unit of instruction is determining the activities that reinforce the concepts of the lessons and support the development of student skills. This first resource in the Health Smart series...
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Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

Examples of Social and Emotional Learning in Elementary Mathematics Instruction

For Teachers K - 6th
A 12-page document lists an abundance of math-related activities that boost social and emotional topics; self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.  
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Star Wars – a Relaxation Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Take young padawans on a journey towards ultimate relaxation with a series of Star Wars themed yoga poses. Following a mindful and imaginative story, the force is strong with stretches including the Rey's Pole, R2D2, Yoda, and more! 
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Nemours KidsHealth

Stress: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Everyone feels stress from time to time, but how can you move past it? A seven-page packet of activities guides high schoolers through the process of recognizing and managing their stress. The resource includes discussion topics, a quick...
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Family & Children's Service

Children in Change

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
While children may not have the opportunity to directly affect the changes happening in their family life, help them develop necessary coping skills for expressing their emotions and dealing with those changes.
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Curated OER

Understanding the Stress of Being a Teacher

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Be the absolute best that you can be for your pupils by learning how to control the stress in your life.
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Purdue University

Well-Being: Stress Management

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
New ReviewFive self-paced activities introduce learners to ways to recognize and cope with stress. Pupils first use a stress tracker to log stressful times and events. They also identify stressors and list the symptoms, select activities that may...
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Unit Plan
Pfizer

Stress Lessons Toolkit

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
New ReviewA unit plan that is over 50 pages in length offers lessons and activities that define stress, practice breathing techniques, bring awareness to triggers, refocus worries and fears, and offer practical problem-solving strategies. The unit...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Adapting to Change

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Peter Pan doesn't want to grow up and doesn't want to change. Many middle schoolers feel the same way. The first lesson in the "Looking to the Future" module underscores the concept that change is a natural part of life and that a...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Controlling Emotions in Conflicts

For Teachers 6th - 8th
"Stop! Think! and Cool Down!" Participants in the third lesson in the Resolving Conflicts module learn how to pause and reflect in stressful situations rather than react. The class generates a list of strategies that could help control...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Handling Stress

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers learn how to "put stress to rest" by identifying their stress factors and the physical and emotional signs they exhibit when stressed. After the class brainstorms ways to handle these stressors, individuals commit to...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Coping Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
A lesson plan challenges scholars to identify life stressors and list ways to cope. Learners create a "Coping with Emotions" book detailing the importance of responsibly working through our feelings.
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Overcoming Obstacles

Managing Stress

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The final lesson in the High School and Beyond Module focuses on stress management. The big idea here is that situations themselves are not stressful, but how one perceives stress is the issue. With that point in mind, participants...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Preparing for Tests and Exams

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Avoid donuts on test days! Teach your classes how to prepare for assessments, ranging from pop quizzes to major exams, with a instructional activity that helps scholars identify and practice effective test-taking strategies. Participants...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Managing Anger in Conflict Situations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The third lesson in the "Conflict Resolution Module" teaches participants strategies to reduce or control their anger. Class members first list situations that make them angry and then brainstorm a list of techniques that can lessen or...
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Overcoming Obstacles

Introducing Conflict Resolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Conflicts come, and conflicts go, but it's how to resolve those conflicts that learners need to know. After identifying the states of conflict in a news article and engaging in a role-play activity, class members reflect on recurring...
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Lions Clubs International Foundation

Mindful Self-Management Exercise: Managing Stress

For Parents Pre-K - 2nd
An exercise offers young scholars a coping skill to manage stress or other strong emotions. Learners identify the emotion, focus on how their body feels physically, then pretend they are holding a balloon over their heads, blow their...
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Lions Clubs International Foundation

Introduction to Mindful Breathing

For Parents Pre-K - 2nd
Ten minutes are all you need for a breathing exercise designed to bring calm and focus. Young scholars get their wiggles out, then shift their gaze and belly breath, paying close attention to how they physically feel.
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Overcoming Obstacles

Improving Well-Being

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Diet, exercise, and sleep! High schoolers learn how a well-balanced diet, daily exercise, and a good night's sleep can improve their health and sense of well-being. Participants examine their current patterns and design a daily schedule...
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Lions Clubs International Foundation

Mindful Self-Management Exercise: Managing Stress

For Parents 3rd - 5th
Help scholars manage stress with an activity that prompts them to think of their feelings as clouds floating over their heads. Learners identify their feelings, focus on their responses, and allow them to float away.