Emotions Teacher Resources
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Social: Emotions, Health, and People
Pre-K - 2nd CCSS: Adaptable
Picture cards can be a fantastic tool that learners can utilize to communicate their emotions and needs. This set of cards illustrates not only basic emotions, such as happiness, fear, or anger, but also certain illnesses a person might...
How To Be Socially and Emotionally Intelligent
Pre-K - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Teach your elementary aged learners how to emotionally and socially intelligent. Use the resources in this collection to enhance social skills, teach youngsters to stand up against bullies, accept others, and provide ways for dealing with stress, anger, and everything in between. These resources serve value at the beginning of the school year, as well as anytime during the school year.
Do Something about... School Violence - Emotional Aspects of Color
9th - 12th
Learners study how artists use color to effectively convey and heighten the emotion of their artwork. After discussing various colors artists use and what emotions they're trying to portray, students create their own artwork with shapes...
Consonance and Dissonance: Creating Intervals for Emotions (CTE)
9th - 12th
New ReviewHow are music and emotion related? Using lesson two of four from the Changing One's Tune: A Music Therapy STEM Integrated Project Series, scholars explore the connection between the two topics. They learn to recognize different intervals...
Paper Fortune Tellers for Exploring Upsetting Emotions
K - 5th
What kinds of thoughts help us to cope with problems and approach difficult situations? Support learners on the autism spectrum in exploring their emotions and considering the connection between our thoughts and our feelings using one of...
Emotional Intelligence: High School
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Yoda may believe “Luminous beings are we" but many teens find it difficult to believe the Jedi master's teachings, to believe in the Force within them, and to let their light shine. Brighten the school year with lessons and activities designed to nurture self-esteem and self-confidence.
Emotional Intelligence: Middle School
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Middle school is an emotionally turbulent time. Start your school year by establishing a positive and supportive classroom environment with lessons, activities, and videos that focus on peer relationships and individual self-esteem.Each of the Random Acts of Kindness lessons are the first resources in four-part units about self-esteem, peer pressure, bullying, and student identity.
An Introduction to William James’s The Principles Of Psychology
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Is psychology a natural science? A brief video explains William James's theory of psychology as it connects to physiology, known as the James-Lange Theory of Emotion, and his belief that the mind and body work together to create one's...
Where Do Our Facial Expressions Come From?
5 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
From Boston to Bora Bora, humans have the same facial expressions to convey grief, surprise, and disgust. How did we all end up on the same page emotionally? Explore innate and learned expressions in the 133rd video in a 143-part series....
The Modernist Struggle: Allusions, Images, and Emotions in T.S. Eliot’s Prufrock
11th - Higher Ed CCSS: Designed
After a series of close reading activities that focus on modernist elements in T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," individuals are asked to adopt the point of view of a mental health professional and e-mail Prufrock...
Feeling Good: Looking at Different Emotions and Actions
1st - 3rd
Make your class' school experience positive and fruitful by exploring feelings and self esteem. This resource delves into how learners feel in a variety of situations, such as when they have no one to play with on the playground. By...
Using Personal Connections to Build an Understanding of Emotions
K - 2nd
Students make happy and sad masks to examine their personal emotions, allowing them to verbally express their feelings and learn abstract concepts. They use their masks also to help them categorize their emotions and later chart them.
Tension and Release: Creating Mindful Harmony (CTE)
9th - 12th
New ReviewPerhaps the Doobie Brothers said it best when they sang, "Listen to the Music." With the third of four lessons from the Changing One's Tune: A Music Therapy STEM Integrated Project series, pupils discover the connection between music and...
Basic Computer Skills for Students with Emotional/Behavior Disorders
4th - 6th
Create journal entries and basic internet searches to show that they know basic computer skills. Children diagnosed with emotional or behavioral disorders demonstrate computer skills such as typing and following directions.
From Child to Adult
There's no question that the middle schoolers in your class are going through a myriad of transitions. Adolescence brings changes in self esteem, relationships, anatomy, and emotions. Additionally, they will face additional challenges from peers and moral questions, and may need some guidance in key moments. Help developing learners navigate these difficult years with a collection of lessons that focus on important topics to young teenagers.
Lesson 6: Read "Clothesline" By Ralph Fletcher; Explore Words and Phrases Through Mirror Dance
3rd - 5th CCSS: Designed
The five senses are the focus of a lesson designed to explore feelings that a poem evokes through a variety of words and phrases. After a read-aloud and grand conversation, scholars dance to the free-verse poem "Clothesline" by Ralph...
Pre-K - 2nd CCSS: Adaptable
Basic cleanliness, oral hygiene, exercising, eating healthy foods, and acknowledging your feelings and emotions are some of the necessities in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Exposing children to healthy habits at an early age allows them to begin living healthy lives from the start. Use this collection of activities and lessons to improve and promote a sense of positive well-being.
Dance of the Times: African-American Expression of Jazz
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Music enthusiasts discover the birth of jazz and explore a variety of images showcasing African-Americans' expression of the music. Taking part in a grand conversation, pupils discuss the myriad of emotions that come to be from reviewing...
An Introduction to Gilbert Ryle's The Concept of Mind
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What is the connection of the mind and body? How are emotions and behaviors related? Watch a short analysis of Gilbert Ryle's The Concept of Mind to learn more about the ways people make category mistakes when relying on the theory of...
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Guided Imagery
7th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Prior to reading The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, spark engagement, and step into the shoes of Charlotte Doyle through this guided imagery activity focusing on adventure and the emotions that may be felt along the way.
Boys' Self-Esteem, Friendship, Managing Emotions, Media Literacy
5th - 10th
Students explore their emotions, feelings and reasons for their feelings. After watching a commercial, they identify emotions the characters in the story experience. In groups, students examine the commercial script and predict what...
If You're Happy and You Know It - Matching Words and Emotions
Pre-K - 1st
In this emotions instructional activity, students decide if they feel "happy" or "sad" by looking at the corresponding pictures. Then, each student writes either "happy" or "sad" on the bottom line, and draws a picture of his or her...