School-aged children are often under more stress that we may think. All the different demands and expectations to achieve academically, socially and in extra-curricular activities can sometimes be overwhelming. Stress-related problems affect student’s performance in school, and many stressors are related to the school environment.
The overarching goals of all programs include: Supporting students in learning how to recognize and deal with stress Helping educators create a peaceful, safe and stimulating classroom environment Building capacity for self-regulation in students Providing educators with innovative ways of addressing required curriculum on social and emotional learning. The programs feature: Skill-based activities ranging from 5 to 50 minutes Step-by-step lesson plans; Tips, facts or suggestions on how to extend or modify the activity; Supplementary materials, e.g. videos and handouts. Activities can be used in a variety of subject areas
WHY EDUCATORS LIKE KIDS HAVE STRESS TOO!
- Kids Have Stress Too is for kindergarten and grades 1-3, Stress Lessons has components for grades 4-6, 7-9, and ages 14-17.
- Throughout the school year, concepts are taught through educator-led classroom activities and role-playing.
- Lesson plans are adapted for developmentally appropriate age ranges.
- Lesson plans, activities, and other supplementary resources are available to download online.
- Research and evaluation summary.
Source: Psychology Foundation