Managing Stress in Secondary Schools: A Whole-School Approach for Staff and Students, second edition, introduces a practical stress management programme for use in schools and colleges. Drawing from current theory and evidence-based practice on anxiety, stress and mental health, it offers student lesson plans, plus a staff self-training session, with concrete activities to develop crucial stress management skills in both staff and students.
The programme provides direct training in stress reduction skills, supported by online resources, designed to fit into timetabled PSHE lessons. Key features of this manual include:
- Simple and flexible lesson plans that can be performed either at the start of timetabled PSHE lessons or as full stress management lessons on their own.
- A staff self-training session plan that serves both as preparation for leading lessons with students and facilitates the development of stress management skills among staff.
- Downloadable audio relaxation recordings.
- Downloadable handouts to encourage students’ relaxation practice at home.
- Downloadable PowerPoint slides to guide tuition.
With lessons covering the causes and effects, as well as strategies on preventing and managing stress, this is an invaluable resource for teachers and other school staff involved in the PSHE curriculum. It would be of particular interest to those supporting students preparing for exams.
Table of Contents
QUICK START GUIDE SECTION 1 BACKGROUND CHAPTER 1 Introduction CHAPTER 2 Why Include Stress Management in Schools? CHAPTER 3 Student Stress in School CHAPTER 4 Staff Stress in School CHAPTER 5 Stress Theory: How Stress Starts CHAPTER 6 Stress Theory: How Stress Reduces CHAPTER 7 The Exam Stress Lesson Explained SECTION 2 TRAINING FOR STAFF AND PUPILS CHAPTER 8 Staff Self Training CHAPTER 9 Before Starting Lessons with Students: Basic Preparation CHAPTER 10 Student Lesson Plans Some Agencies Offering Help to Children and Young People Resources Available to download from www.routledge.com/cw/speechmark Stress Management Powerpoint Presentation Audio Relaxation Recordings List of Lesson Plans Information for Parents/Carers Lesson 1 Evaluation Questionnaire Lesson 9 Evaluation Questionnaire Lesson 1 Handout Lesson 2 Handout Lesson 3 Handout Lesson 4 Handout Lesson 5 Handout Lesson 6 Handout Lesson 7 Handout Lesson 8 Handout Lesson 9 Handout
Anthony James qualified as an educational psychologist at The University of Sussex, before gaining extensive experience working with children, parents, school staff and a range of professionals in both public and private sectors, from rural communities to inner cities. From the start of his career, Anthony became increasingly aware of a need for support in stress management among students and school staff. He subsequently developed stress management strategies for students and courses for staff, which have been delivered widely over a period of many years.