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Create Stress Free Learning Zones Gr. 6 - 12

Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
62 pages
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Use this kit with 11 posters and and 44 practical hands-on tasks to build a stress free zone with your middle and secondary students.


Students Create Stress Free Learning Zones with posters to inspire stress reduction, as well as dozens of cheat sheets and tasks to learn stress-free approaches. Rubric included!

Display visual triggers as tools to help build brain-friendly settings and discover genius beyond stress.

Images and whole brain tasks included here will encourage your students to respond to daily classroom stressors in ways that build vibrant yet calm learning zones for all.

You'll facilitate your learners to find better focus, learning enjoyment, curiosity builders, caring communities, increased retention, fewer frustrations, and less boredom.

These materials show students how the stress hormone – known as cortisol – literally robs learning benefits and shuts down opportunities for students to grow,

In a stress-free zone, students’ serotonin (the brain’s well-being chemical) increases learning by capitalizing on new talents, and opening minds to a new world of opportunities, unavailable to a stressed mind.

Why let stress shrink your brain when research shows how to escape anxiety? Rather than allow stress to rain on your party, why not risk acting in an opposite direction? How so?

In this kit - students are reminded to:

1. Fix relationships by looking through another person’s view.
2. Grow confidence when misunderstood - by laughing at self.
3. Focus better by listening to music that upgrade brainwaves.
4. Monitor that inner voice to spot solutions when problems arise.
5. Lower expectations, forgive and extend kindness without grudges.
6. Convert boredom into curiosity by choosing to apply new facts.
7. Grow creativity by developing and using new talents.
8. Chase away distrust by risking a new approach to respect all.
9. Turn failure and regret into success through whole brain talents.
10. Move from unhappy to content by adding play to learning.

Why not display posters one or two at a time and chart your progress to show evidence of stress-free learning.

Did you know ~

If students’ stressors include broken friendships , they can discover how to cultivate relationships without stress.

If lack of focus robs their best outcomes, they can discover tools to step forward without stress as a way to unleash personal talents.

If misunderstandings toss conflicts into a class, stress-free zones help students disagree – while maintaining goodwill with those who differ.

Students are challenged to steer their brains into becoming people they'd like peers and others to see in them.

Hopefully these ready-to-roll brain-based materials will benefit your learners and leaders as they do mine at middle, secondary, university levels and beyond.

Do follow my TpT site and keep up with brain-friendly materials to enhance your class.

If you have any further questions about how to get the most from this product, please do contact me at eweber1@frontiernet.net and I’ll be glad to help further.

All the best as you learn and lead with the brain in mind!

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Total Pages
62 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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