Week 36 -- "Managing Stress in Your Junior Year" -- Grade 11

Week 36 -- "Managing Stress in Your Junior Year" -- Grade 11

Managing Stress in Your Junior Year

Grade 11

 

Brief Summary: Many students will tell you that the junior year has some different challenges than all the other years they face in high school. Classes become more challenging, there is more testing, they are starting to really think about college or their next step after high school, and autonomy is just two short years away. In this lesson, students will learn about the unique stressors that are common to Juniors and how to cope with them in healthy ways.

 

Lesson Objectives

  1. Students will identify stressful situations that often occur during the junior year of high school. 
  2. Students will identify steps they can take to manage stress. 

 

Shared Vocabulary:

  1. Stressor - something that causes strain or tension

 

Key Takeaways:

  1. The junior year is considered by many to be the hardest year of high school as students take advanced courses and plan for college or career just two years from now. 
  2. Students need stress management techniques to use when things get overwhelming. 
  3. Planning, not overextending yourself, and asking for help are three important things you can do to help manage stress. 

 

Continue the Conversation: 

  1. The connectivity between thinking-feeling-doing: 
    1. How can we connect what we think about the content we just reviewed to how we are feeling? 
    2. What actions can you take to apply this information in a meaningful way?
  2. Self, Others, World: 
    1. How can you use the information you learned in this lesson to help yourself? 
    2. How can you use the information you learned in this lesson to help your friends and family? 
    3. How can you use the information you learned in this lesson to help other people you may encounter?
  3. How can you work with and not against your parents to help manage stress during your junior year? 

 

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