ERIC Number: ED346362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Classroom Connections: A Sourcebook for Teaching Stress Management and Fostering Self-Esteem.
This book contains teacher instructions and a set of reproducible activity sheets concerned with self-esteem and stress management designed for teachers to use in the classroom. Included are activities for students at all grade levels, kindergarten through grade 12. The expressed purposes of the book are to: (1) explain in simple terms the nature of stress--what causes it and how it affects people physiologically, mentally, and emotionally; (2) make clear the role of thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs in controlling and/or exacerbating stress; (3) present and explore the major components of a comprehensive stress management program; and (4) offer activities within each component that can be used to develop a repertoire of stress management skills in teachers and their students. The first chapter defines stress and discusses the differences between distress, which is associated with unhappy events and feelings, and eustress, which is associated with happy or positive circumstances and feelings. The mental, physical, and emotional effects of stress are elaborated, and several broad approaches to helping students manage stress are outlined. Other chapters focus on anger and worry, nutrition, exercise, relaxation, self-talk, assertiveness, time management, and a specialized communication process called the sharing circle. Each chapter begins with background information and a discussion of the relevant concepts, followed by activities that enable students to practice related stress-management techniques. (NB)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Student Development
Innerchoice Publishing, 9602 Montemar Dr., Spring Valley, CA 91977 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A