Stress Management

Topic: stress management

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to define stress and identify the causes and effects of stress.
  • Students will be able to learn and practice effective methods for managing stress.


  • Whiteboard or chalkboard
  • Markers or chalk
  • Handouts with examples of stressors and strategies for managing stress


  • Have students close their eyes and take a deep breath, focusing on their breathing.
  • Ask them to think about a time when they felt stressed or overwhelmed, and what they did to cope with the stress.
  • Ask a few volunteers to share their experiences with the class.

Direct Instruction

  • Share the definition of stress as "feeling pressure or tension caused by a situation or event."
  • Discuss the different ways that people react to stress, such as by becoming angry, upset, or frustrated.
  • Emphasize the importance of finding healthy ways to manage stress, such as talking to a trusted adult, taking time to relax, or doing something that makes you feel good.

Guided Practice

  • Have students work in small groups to brainstorm ways that they can manage stress.
  • Have each group share their ideas with the class, and discuss any suggestions that could be useful for different people.

Independent Practice

  • Have students create a poster or presentation showing how they manage stress in their daily lives.
  • Encourage students to be creative and include any ideas that they did not have time to share in their small group discussion.


  • Ask students to share one thing they learned about stress and how to manage it during the lesson.
  • Review the key points of the lesson and remind students of the importance of managing stress to stay healthy and happy.


  • Observe students during the guided practice activity and give feedback on their understanding of the concept of stress management.
  • Collect and review the completed worksheets for accuracy and understanding of the given instructions.

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