Using Progressive Relaxation

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Stress makes a mess of our minds and bodies. Like a vicious circle, stress causes our bodies to tense and makes it more difficult to get rid of the stress. Break the cycle for you and your students by practicing progressive relaxation. Quick mini-lesson details the process for practicing this calming technique.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Set the stage for the activity by dimming classroom lights and playing calming music
  • Post the steps for the exercise in the classroom and on the class website
  • Use the exercise as a brain break before or after a particularly challenging lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Appropriate for all grade levels
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Includes step-by-step directions
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