About Stress Lessons
Stress Lessons is a free classroom resource that is designed for educators of students in grades 4 to 6.
Stress Lessons is built on an experiential, hands-on learning approach. Its aim is to help educators create teachable moments to introduce stress management strategies and build emotional resiliency.
By giving children the tools they need to manage stress today, you're helping to ensure that they enjoy a healthier future.
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Inside each Classroom Toolkit, you'll discover:
- A teacher's guide with an overview of the program
- Seven Lessons with a lesson plan and student activity sheets
- Videos and posters for applicable lessons
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- A certificate of completion
- A letter for parents
- A parents' guide
An Overview of the Seven Lessons
Lesson 1: What is Stress?
Students discover what stress is and how it impacts their emotions, body and health if it's not managed properly.
Lesson 1 Poster
Lesson 2: Stressed or Not Stressed?
Students reflect on stressful situations and begin to think about ways they can cope.
Lesson 3: Deep Breathing
Students learn a series of simple deep breathing exercises that will help them manage stress and restore a more balanced, positive attitude.
Lesson 3 Poster
Lesson 4: Hooked on Stress!
Students recognize that stressful situations can sometimes trigger negative responses and learn how to react to situations in a more positive way.
Lesson 5: Fears & Worries
Students think about their worries and fears in a realistic and productive way so that they are equipped to manage situations that make them anxious or afraid.
Lesson 6: Puzzle Solver
Students learn to break down problems into smaller ones so they can tackle them proactively.
Lesson 7: Want to Bust Stress? Express Yourself!
Students review learnings from previous lessons in a fun way and explore creative self-expression as an effective stress buster.
Stress Lessons aims to teach Canadian families how to manage stress today and for the rest of their lives. Stress Lessons has developed a resource for parents too.
What will you find in this Parent's Guide:
- What is stress?
- How to recognize stress in your children?
- What you can do at home to help your children deal with stress
- Stress is contagious – dealing with your own stress