THE BRAIN + STRESS RESPONSE: Social Emotional Learning Stress Management Lesson

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Teach your students about the brain and stress response with this engaging social emotional learning lesson. Help children better understand the roles that their Thoughtful Turtle Brain (prefrontal cortex) and Protective Porcupine Brain (amygdala) play when we experience stress and big emotions. Empower them with calming tools that help with emotion regulation, which will also help you to reinforce compassionate, trauma sensitive classroom management.

Topics Covered

✏️ Common Stressors

✏️ The Fight-Flight-Freeze Response

✏️ Emotion Regulation Coping Tools.

What's Included:

  • 11 minute Animated Video (with music in the background), Google Slides™ Presentation, or Printable Book Lesson
  • 4 Reference Guide Posters
  • Sorting Cards (printable and digital)
  • Calming Tool Check-In Slider (great for your Calm Corner and Classroom Management. Can be used individually by students at their desks, too.)
  • Worksheets
  • Digital Activities, including Digital Spinner with 30 questions/prompts to reinforce main ideas of the lesson

What Other Counseling, Wellness, or Social Emotional Learning Resources Do You Recommend to Help My Students or Children Regulate Their Emotions?

What ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors Standards Does Your Brain and The Stress Response Lesson Cover?

  • M 1. Belief in development of whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social/emotional and physical well-being
  • B-SMS 7. Effective coping skills
  • B-SMS 1. Responsibility for self and actions


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