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Teaching High Schoolers to Better Manage Stress

High School students know about the many different things that cause them stress, but they often rely on conventional wisdom to manage it. This lesson provides scientific information about the physiology and psychology behind stress to help students dig deeper than shallow self-management techniques. This information will allow them to take control of the stress in their life rather than being a slave to it.
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Teaching High Schoolers to Better Manage Stress
  • Stress

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    kidshealth.org
    kidshealth.org
    Teresa Potter says:
    This several page multimedia article gives a good overview of what stress is and when your stress is becoming a problem. It also provides several activity ideas that students can use to help relieve their stress.
  • Teresa Potter says:
    This lesson plan provides several content delivery resources as well as instructions for teaching about stress management to your students.
  • psychcentral.com
    psychcentral.com

    10 Practical Ways to Handle Stress

    20 minute read
    Teresa Potter says:
    This article gives strategies for dealing with stress that dig deep into revealing the root of the problems rather than just the symptoms. I have found my students have many examples of conventional wisdom on stress, like listening to music or hanging out with friends as ways to treat the symptoms. However, they need information on going deeper to have to tools to manage their stress in a meaningful way. This article provides those types of strategies.
  • Teresa Potter says:
    This video describes how exercise has a strong positive impact on stress. In a health class this is a great opportunity to reference other units on the benefits of physical fitness and how it impacts both physical as well as mental and emotional health.
  • psychcentral.com
    psychcentral.com

    How Does Stress Affect Us?

    5 minute read
    Teresa Potter says:
    This short article provides statistics on the prevalence and severity of stress related problems in our society. This is a good resource to show students the importance of this topic.
  • Teresa Potter says:
    This is a guided video tour I created to add interactivity to a video on the physiology of stress. It provides guiding questions to help students engage with the material rather than just passively consuming the content.
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