Handling Stress

Middle schoolers learn how to "put stress to rest" by identifying their stress factors and the physical and emotional signs they exhibit when stressed. After the class brainstorms ways to handle these stressors, individuals commit to handling stress in those ways.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have participants keep all materials generated for the module in their course folder
  • End the lesson by practicing one of the tension-reducing strategies the class suggested, like belly breathing
Classroom Considerations
  • Third of five lessons in the Managing Personal Resources Module
  • Requires art supplies and a copy of the "Stress Factors" activity for each participant
  • Links to an overview of the module and a glossary are provided in the Included Materials section
Pros
  • The "Stress Factors" activity sheet serves as a reminder of ways to recognize and address stress
Cons
  • None