Lexington High School

Reducing Stress and Developing Resiliency


For Educators

Job Stressbusters

(from Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine)

Helping your students with stress begins with addressing your own stress.
Some strategies:

Read more job stressbusters.

Learn More About Approaches for Dealing with Stress

Below are links to learn more about programs and approaches such as resiliency, mindfulness, social and emotional learning and “Challenge Success” that can help students and their families deal with stress and develop their “emotional intelligence”. Additions to this resource list are welcome. Please send us s


The Inner Resilience Program

Benard, B., Resiliency: What we Have Learned


Association for Mindfulness in Education

The Mindful Teacher by Elizabeth McDonald and Dennis Shirley

University of Massachusetts: Mindfulness, Courage, and Reflection for Educators

The CALM Classroom

The MindUp! Curriculum

A Settled Mind
 Audio CD

Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness: A Guide for Anyone Who Teaches Anything

Social and Emotional Learning

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning: http://www.casel.org/

What is SEL:

SEL Programs: http://www.casel.org/programs/selecting.php

Benefits of SEL:

Research on Outcomes:

Building Academic Success on Social and Emotional Learning: What does the Research Say?

The Positive Impact of Social and Emotional Learning for K-8th Grade Students:

Implementation of Social and Emotional Learning in Needham, MA
District Goal (#2), Objectives, Action Steps
Social and Emotional Competencies- Grades PreK-12

Illinois Board of Education, Social and Emotional Learning Resources

Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children:

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ:

Challenge Success

Home Site:

“Success with Less Stress” by J. Connor, D. Pope and M. Galloway, Educational Leadership , December 2009/January 2010

“Help for Stressed Students ” by D. Pope and R. Simon, The Adolescent Learner , April 2005

“Beyond ‘Doing School’: From ‘Stressed Out’ to ‘Engaged in Learning’” , D. Pope, Education Canada, v. 50 (1)

Change the Pace of the School Day