Instructional Video

Stress Explained - Elementary Edition

A short video explains what stress is and how it helps us. Playing pretend shows how a kid might feel in certain situations and the impact of positive thinking. Two breathing techniques bring a sense of calm. A friendly reminder to speak to a trusted adult ends the informative video. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite the school psychologist to partake in a grand conversation on the topic of stress
  • Practice calming one's self with the two breathing techniques offered
  • Brainstorm additional ways to cope with stress
Classroom Considerations
  • Pause and discuss parts of the video to answer questions, especially for younger grades
  • Play video in full-screen mode to hide comments and related videos
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
Pros
  • Highlights that stress is a normal emotion felt by people of all ages
  • Kid voices make learning relatable
Cons
  • None