Extended Homeroom - 9/26/17 - Managing Stress

posted Sep 27, 2017, 6:48 AM by Kristi Lainhart   [ updated Sep 27, 2017, 6:51 AM ]
This month, students in grades 10 through 12 participated in conversations about managing stress in their homerooms on Tuesday, September 26th.

Teachers were given the option to show the video attached below then follow up with a conversation on stress
  • Video on Managing Stress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnpQrMqDoqE

  • Here are some questions that homeroom teachers discussed with their students

    • What causes you the most stress? Why do you think that is?

    • What do you do to “manage stress”?

    • How do you “perform” under stress? (Does sleep, memory, organization, etc. suffer because of stress?)

  • Students and teachers then brainstormed what else could help to manage stress?


Teachers were also given the option to lead a conversation on their own using the points listed below.

  • Stress is a physical reaction to your brain perceiving a “threat”.

    • There are physical activities that can help to alleviate stress.

    • Stress management is important to be able to function at your highest ability

  • Suggested discussion questions:

    • What causes you the most stress? Why do you think that is?

    • What do you do to “manage stress”?

    • How do you “perform” under stress? (Does sleep, memory, organization, etc. suffer because of stress?)

  • Brainstorm what activities could help to manage stress?

    • Breathe deeply, get outside, exercise, relax with friends, mindful minutes


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