Connected to the Classroom | Ophea Teaching Tools

    Connected to the Classroom

    Inspirational Music

    Select songs that are inspiring and motivating to play during appropriate times in the classroom.

    How I Bounce Back

    Students share strategies they use to “bounce back” from challenging and stressful situations. Student leaders then share ideas on circular cut-outs on a class bulletin board.

    Write It Out

    Working individually, students write a blog post or zine-style article reporting on the topic of stress management in a fun and creative way.

    Bust Stigma and Stereotype

    Students examine the representation of mental illness in the media and work to rewrite negative representations, with the goal of reducing the stigma of mental illness.

    Mood Mixers Collage

    Students brainstorm a list of strategies people can use to shift their mood when they are feeling down. They then use this list to identify photos and pictures that represent their words and display them for future reference.