► Bringing mindfulness tactics (like meditation) into your classroom can be a great way to reduce stress among your students. Read about one teacher’s experience with classroom meditation on our Ideabook blog. You can also use this activity to help students become more aware of their mood and emotions.
► Our brilliant teacher adviser, and the mind behind our monthly Teaching Guide, Amy Lauren Smith, has come up with a wonderful interactive activity to get teens thinking about how they can relieve stress, by breaking into groups and making their own videos! Read her Genius Teacher Idea here, on the Ideabook!
► Be sure to check out our brilliant Stress Busters slideshow that you can easily present in class, walking your students through techniques that they can make use of when they need to get calm quick!
► These wise words from an expert will help overwhelmed students develop a positive response to stress. Be sure to download our free poster to hang in your classroom!
► For a more in-depth look at what happens to the body during stress, direct teens to our story, "From Gah! To Ahh...How To Deal With Stress!"
► There’s an app for that, and it’s called Take A Chill. Designed to help teens deal with stress, it offers mindfulness practices and tools for daily use.
► Another app, called Calm, is a great classroom resource for integrating meditation and other relaxing activities. Plus, it's free for schools!
► This CNN article details some of the way teachers and schools are combating stress in teen classes. Perhaps you'll find some inspiration for your own school!