This lesson teaches students six specific de-escalation strategies that they can use when they feel angry or upset. Modeling, imaginary play, and charades are utilized as teaching methods. This lesson is very simple, yet effective, and students thoroughly enjoy it! You may download the accompanying parent handout for free!
The lesson follows the specific ASCA template for guidance curriculum and includes ASCA standards table (crosswalked with PA standards) as well as mindsets and behavior standards. These tables are often the most time-consuming part of developing the lesson and help to promote buy-in!