Video  |  November 15, 2022

4 things educators need to be aware of to help middle schoolers manage stress


Stress is a gift of the 21st century. Stress makes it difficult even for adults to manage things, imagine the magnitude that middle schoolers might be feeling! That overwhelming sense of taking care of schoolwork, hobbies, personal time, time with friends and family, and so on. But educators can help students in managing stress which is one of the most crucial life skills. Through extensive research and hands-on experience with middle school students, Palo has formulated 4 tips that can help teachers in building a school climate for students through social-emotional learning to help them deal with stress.

Feeling stress is not always a bad thing. It helps build resilience and achieve goals. Here’s Palo’s take on helpful and unhelpful stress and what educators can do to help.

Thinking realistically about stress can make students see through it. This can be done with the help of educators, to sit with the stress and find out what can be done about it. It helps cultivate a problem-solving mindset in middle schoolers which takes them a long way. But, above all, what can be the most effective way to help deal with stress is by providing them a safe place to open up about it. Through Palo’s SEL curriculum, educators can get an extra hand at helping these growing buds in managing their emotions. Connect with us to figure out how together we can foster a whole child development environment at your school.

Lori Serratto