Lesson #1 What are Your Stressors
Think about all the things we have discussed and learned about today. Life is filled with stressors, there will always be stress, it simply changes over time. Learning methods to cope with it at different stages in life is important. List 3 things that personally cause you stress in your life. Briefly explain what each thing is and why it causes you stress. Explain some positive things you can do to help yourself when you are feeling stress.
Things that causes me stress:
- Homework, causes me stress because I want to do good in school
I cope with stress by relaxing and sleeping well when I’m not too busy, and when I have lots of homework, I’m ready.
Lesson #2 Digital Footprint
Take a few minutes to look at the additional resources below. Take a look into your online life, google your name, as you begin googling your name add information to narrow down the search. Beside your name and the different social media accounts you use, add your school, add activities you are involved with. Observe what appears when your name is searched online. There are 2 parts to your assignment. Firstly, briefly explain what you found and discovered while searching yourself online. How did it feel to google search yourself? Secondly, explain what steps and strategies you can take to protect yourself online to ensure you have a healthy digital footprint and appropriate digital reputation.
I found a picture I drew back in 2009 when I googled my name. When I added in my school name to the search, I found my edublog account. You can protect yourself by making fake internet names and very hard and complicated passwords.
Lesson #3 Emotional Well Being
Your assignment is to identify one new strategy that you used and learned today that can be used to cope with difficult times in your life. Explain how you would use it, give a real life example. (Possible responses: Rules of Five, mediation, mindfulness, deep breathing, positive self talk)
Taking deep breathes relieves stress in the first time. Then think about if the issue will mater in 5 minuets, hours, days, weeks, months, and years. After that, talk to yourself to calm down and think about the solution to the problem.
Lesson#4 Seeking Support
Think about a situation in your life, where a friend or family member may need support in an unhealthy relationship. Explain the situation briefly, identify one responsibility that you have as a good friend/partner. If the situation requires support, how and where would you access that support (Some possible responses may include: to never say anything mean about anyone online, to be kind and caring, to trust my partner, to respect my partner’s time with family and friends, to encourage my friends/partner, etc.)
Situation: My friend Bob has another friend Bill. Bill is unhappy that Bob is friends with me. Bill thinks he is the only person that Bob should hang out with.
My responsibility: Have a group talk with Bill and Bob together and ask Bill what is the problem. Don’t show hostility towards Bill which will only worsen the situation.
Lesson #5 De-Escalating Conflict
Explain a recent situation in your life, or someone you know, where there was conflict, an opportunity for you to be and Agent of Change. Reflecting on the variety of tools provided in this lesson, describe several tools that could have been used to bring resolution to the conflict. If you are struggling to think of an example, feel free to use one above.
Situation:When we walk down the hall, a group of students always makes comments about my friend being “so fat.”
Tell my friend and myself to stay calm and not get aggressive. Go up to the group of students with my friend and tell them that we aren’t happy about this comments. If they respond aggressively then just walk away and talk to my friend about his feelings. It’s better to then go talk to the counselor.