Sunday, 02 December 2012 17:45

Teaching Kids How to Manage Stress (Teaching Tip #98)

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In this Teaching Tip I provide a link to a short YouTube video I created. The video features an activity I do with my students each fall as part of our “Health Champions” unit. The activity involves 1) brainstorming a variety of ways in which we can relax when we feel worried, nervous, or anxious about something and 2) creating a simple visual to help each child remember the 3-4 strategies that work the best for them. Learning how to manage stress is an important topic, and this activity helps kids effectively address this need. Give these ideas a try in class with your students or at home with your children.

A few months ago I officially re-launched my YouTube page as the “Teaching Kids” channel and posted my first new video of the school year entitled "Teaching Kids How to Get Back into 'School Mode.' " Each of my new “Teaching Kids” videos will feature 1-2 minute tips for educators and parents and will address a wide variety of topics that focus on teaching the whole child, including academics, character, and health.

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Click here to watch.