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EQ Lesson Plans

A Collection of EQ Lesson Plans
for 5th-8th graders

EQ (Emotional Intelligence) AKA Character Education, helps students to understand their own feelings and be respectful of the feelings, ideas and opinions of others. Building EQ skills is also about taking the time to think, reason and reflect before making decisions.

The objectives of my lesson plans, are to:

  • Encourage healthy relationships between students and a caring adult
  • Build a positive network of friends for every child
  • Create a supportive and caring group of students within your classroom

These lessons plans are here for you to use with your students in any way you like. Good luck and please let me know how it goes!

Lesson #1:
What’s Respect?

Educational objective: Understand the meaning of the word RESPECT and how mutual respect increases emotional and physical safety inside and outside of the classroom.

Lesson #2:
What is Stress?

Educational objective: Define stress (a feeling of being off-balance). Examine what causes different people to feel stressed.

Lesson #3:
How Does Stress
Make You Feel?

Educational objective: Understand the symptoms of stress on your body and emotions.

Lesson #4:
Too Stressed to Think?

Educational objective: Understand how stress can affect behavior in negative ways. Making decisions while stressing can lead to regrettable outcomes.

Lesson #5:
Take a Breather and
Calm Down

Educational objective: Introduce re-centering breathing as a de-stressor. Practice breathing while role-playing stressful situations and notice the effects.

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