How Stress Affects Your Brain

Motivate your class members (and yourself) to manage stress with this short video that explores what happens to the brain when it is exposed to continual stress.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have class groups research various methods of stress reduction and management
  • Combine with other TED-Ed videos on the body's reaction to stress
Classroom Considerations

  • The focus of the video is on the effects of stress on the brain; however, some information on how to control stress is also included
Pros

  • The resource includes the video, a short quiz, a discussion prompt, and links to related materials
Cons

  • None