Stress

Happy Healthy Kids | 10, 9, 8... Calm is Great!

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In this episode of Happy Healthy Kids, Miss Kelsey highlights how to count down to keep calm. Learn how to “count the moments” and keep your breathing steady with clips from Ready, Jet, Go and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

Happy Healthy Kids | Like a Tree

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In this episode of Happy Healthy Kids, Miss Kelsey models how the tree pose keeps the mind and body centered. Try it with your family and create a balanced and focused “Family Forest”!

Dinosaur Train | King Cryolophosaurus' Jitters

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King Cryolophosaurus is giving his first performance in years for the main event concert on Troodon Train Day. When he gets last-minute jitters, Buddy and Tiny help him to overcome his stage fright.

Happy Healthy Kids | Huff Puff and Blow Slow

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In this episode of Happy Healthy Kids, Miss Kelsey illustrates how breathing encourages self-control. Practice ways to relax using only your breath.

HealthBeat-Stanley Stress

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In this lesson students learn how to cope with stress.

Roadtrip Nation's Roadmap Educator Guide

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Struggling to find a career? Not sure how to turn your interests into a job? That's where Roadmap comes in. The Roadmap was created by Roadtrip Nation as an interactive tool designed to help young people discover careers aligned to their interests. The Roadmap also introduces students to leaders with similar interests who built lives doing what they love

Download The Roadmap Educator Guide under Support Materials to access the interactive and all instruction materials for classroom discussion. 

Healing Gardens

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Horticultural Therapy is the use of plants and gardening to help treat a variety of mental illnesses, traumatic brain injuries and memory impairments.

Rikers Island Announces Reforms Following Death of Former Inmate

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Learn why Kalief Browder became the face of prison reform at Rikers Island with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from June 23, 2015. 

Can Procrastination Be a Good Thing? | Above the Noise

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It seems like we’re always being told that procrastination is bad. Taking a closer look at why people procrastinate, though, it’s more complicated than it might seem. Many researchers would agree that procrastination can actually be helpful. Distractions provide the mind a break during which we can creatively think through problems. Explore the science behind procrastination in this week’s Above the Noise video.

Community Service: Teaching Kindness for Kindness’ Sake | PBS NewsHour

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Ask students to reflect on the meaning of empathy and kindness. In this daily news story, PBS NewsHour Extra looks at the impact and meaning of community service and why the winter break may be a more challenging time for students than many people may realize. We recommend reading this Teachers’s Lounge piece, ‘Opinion: Don’t assume that every student had a fun or warm holiday break,’ out loud first. See our Support Materials below for classroom activity tips.

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