Learning to Self Manage

Today’s focus: Self Control Song

Instructions: 

Elementary: 

  • Watch the video
  1. Sing along with the video
  2. How do you calm yourself when you’re upset
  3. Make a poster with some of the lyrics in this song
  4. Post your poster and share it on your next on-line class.

Secondary: 

  • Watch the video
  1. What happens when we don’t have self-control? Can you think of a personal story or a friend’s story where not having self-control made a situation worse?
  2. What response did you or your friend have in that situation?
  3. What do you do to calm down when you are angry or upset so the situation does not get worse? We call this a calming strategy.
  4. Now, take a deep breath in through your mouth…slowly–in for 7 counts and out through your nose…slowly for 8 counts. Repeat 5 more times. Notice how you feel. Do you think taking some breaths before reacting to your anger might help?