Lesson Plan

Controlling Emotions in Conflicts

"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 strong emotions generated by conflicts and then practice applying these strategies in several scenarios.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Post the list of emotion-controlling strategies in a prominent place in the classroom
  • Remind participants to keep all materials generated in the modules in their course folders
Classroom Considerations
  • Third of six lessons in the Resolving Conflicts module
  • Requires the homework assignment from the previous lesson
  • Have the "Stress Factors" activity sheet completed—from a previous module
  • Individuals apply what they learned in previous lessons about managing stress
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