Stress Management

This series of lesson plans is designed to present endeavors and relationships that enrich emotional health and well-being, equipping your student, client, or consumer to manage work-related stress before it feels overwhelming. The process begins with a look at work-related stressors and the body’s natural responses to stress. Means to cope with stress are offered: exercise, involvement in group fitness activities or a team sport, a balance of down- and social time, solid friendships, and volunteering.

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Lesson 1: Stress

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To consider work-related stressors and the body’s responses […]

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Lesson 2: Exercise

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To learn the stress-managing benefit of exercise and […]

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Lesson 3: Group Fitness / Team Sports

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To learn the stress-managing benefit of social exercise […]

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Lesson 4: Independent Leisure Activities

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To learn and practice independent leisure activities in […]

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Lesson 5: Social Activities

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To examine social needs and determine enjoyable group […]

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Lesson 6: Friendship

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To learn appropriate social skills for maintaining a […]

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Lesson 7: Volunteering

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To learn the importance of volunteering and helping […]

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Lesson 8: Review

Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To review the principles learned in this unit […]

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