Reducing Your Stress

Stress management can be as specific to an individual person as his or her individual stressors. Discover the stress management methods that are right for your class members with a lesson plan on ways to relax during moments of tension and anxiety.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Send the homemade stress ball activity home for learners to complete on their own before instruction; have tennis balls ready for those who choose not to make their own
  • Use the worksheet in a counseling office when mediating a student conflict or when helping a learner calm down
Classroom Considerations
  • Be sure to discuss any important student information in a follow-up conversation with school counselors, as advised in the lesson's trigger warning
  • Though the lesson is designed for seventh grade, it can be applied to older or younger classes as well
  • Contains teacher reference materials to aid in instruction
  • Includes a version of the unit in Spanish
  • Aligned to Common Core standards for speaking and listening
  • Provides helpful and versatile worksheets
  • None
Common Core