10th Grade Emotional Control Over Student Lesson Plan (Social Emotional Learning)

Topic: controlling emotions in difficult situations

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to control their emotions during difficult situations by practicing relaxation and meditation techniques.
  • Students will be able to explain the benefits of relaxation and meditation techniques for controlling emotions.


  • Relaxation or meditation audiotapes or videos (optional)
  • Blank paper and pencils for writing


  • Ask students to think of a time when they were really stressed or upset.
  • Have them share their experiences with the class and ask them to describe what happened and how they felt.
  • Discuss with the class how emotions can influence our behavior and how it is important to learn how to control them.

Direct Instruction

  • Introduce the concept of relaxation and meditation and explain how these techniques can help us manage our emotions.
  • Demonstrate breathing exercises and guided meditation techniques for the class.
  • Explain the benefits of relaxation and meditation, including reduced stress and improved mental clarity.

Guided Practice

  • Have students work in small groups to practice the breathing exercises and guided meditation techniques introduced in the demonstration.
  • Allow time for each group to share their experiences and offer feedback.
  • Encourage students to continue practicing these techniques at home.

Independent Practice

  • Have students choose one of the techniques introduced in the demonstration to focus on for the duration of the class.
  • Have students practice their chosen technique for 10-15 minutes, then take a few minutes to reflect on their experience and share their thoughts with the class.


  • As a class, review the key points of the lesson: the importance of emotional control, the role of the breath and mindfulness in relaxation and meditation, and the various techniques for practicing emotional control.
  • Remind students that they can use these techniques any time they find themselves feeling stressed or overwhelmed, and encourage them to practice regularly.


  • Observe students during independent practice to see if they are able to successfully relax and use their breath to control their emotions.
  • Collect and review the visualizations and mindfulness exercises students created as part of their independent practice.
  • Administer a quiz to assess students' understanding of the concepts covered in the lesson, including the importance of emotional control and the different techniques for practicing it.

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