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Week 6 Showcase-Rayanne Lepisto

Group Collaborative Scenario: The results from your school’s most recent Youth Risk
Behavior Survey have come back and show that your students scored above the state average for
levels of stress and anxiety. Your building principal, in coordination with the school’s wellness
coach, have approached you to come up with a lesson or activity that teachers can use in their
advisory group to help students learn to manage their anxiety and stress.

Background: For this lesson, I will be working with 12 Graders in the high school. Senior year
is a year full of changes, and students may be experiencing stress and anxiety. The purpose of
this lesson is to educate students on the impact that stress/anxiety have on their body, and what
they can do to relieve stress/anxiety. The students will be given a list of apps that have various
tools for them to choose from to help lower their stress and anxiety levels. The reason for this is
that there is no “one size fits all” for lowering stress and anxiety levels. Everyone is different.
Students have advisory periods for 45 minutes every day. During this time, the teachers of the
advisory classes will connect with senior students in the class and collaborate with me on the
project. This is further discussed below.

Lesson: The lesson will first start with a mandatory presentation for 12 Graders to attend in the
Fall. The lesson will be an informational presentation on the impact that stress can have on the
body, information on statistics of anxiety, benefits of getting an appropriate amount of sleep, and
what students can do to lower their stress level. Students will also be talked to about they can do
to lower their stress level and lower anxiety--such as a list of apps, tips for what they can do help
them cope with future stress/anxiety, and activities (counseling center, yoga, exercise, eating
healthier) that they can do.
Seniors will be asked to track their emotions and how their day is going using Daylio. Students
will also be given an app list to choose what they want to use to help them lower their stress and
anxiety levels. For students that do not want to use a device, students will be given access to a
Google Doc or paper form of survey questions and tracking their emotions.

Daylio-This app can be used to track emotions/moods that someone is feeling as well as the
activities they have completed that day. The app shows statistics on the moods that the person is

App List:

● Sleep Better- This app tracks students’ sleep cycle without the use of a device such as a
Fitbit. Students turn the app on before they go to bed and leave the phone by their
bedside. The app has a sleep portion where students can see their sleep data. They can
also set an alarm, track their dreams, caffeine intake, exercise, stressful day, eating late.
● Breathe2Relax: “Smartphone app with instructions and exercises in diaphragmatic
breathing, a documented stress-management skill. Includes detailed information on the
effects of stress on the body”(Daskal, 2016).
● GPS for the Soul: ”Created by Arianna Huffington and Deepak Chopra, GPS for the Soul
uses biofeedback to help you determine your level of stress, and helps you manage stress
with meditation tools that include calming pictures and music”(Daskal, 2016).
● Happify: “A brain-training app based on research showing that some types of activity can
help you combat negativity, anxiety and stress while fostering positive traits like
gratitude and empathy”(Daskal, 2016).
● My Mood Tracker: “Knowledge is power. Once you become more aware of what you're
feeling when, you can begin figuring out links between life events and cycles and your
moods, which in turn will help you manage (and work around) your moods”(Daskal,
● Squeeze and Shake: “Don't internalize your anger and stress, but vent them harmlessly
on a virtual rubber duck”(Daskal, 2016).
● Finding Optimism: “A mood tracker where you can keep daily records of symptoms and
triggers. Includes data visualization tools and information on wellness strategies”.
● The Mindfulness App: “Choose from five guided meditations, with options for listening
to calming music or nature sounds”(Daskal, 2016).

Source: Daskal, L. (2016, January 21). 13 Of the Best Apps to Manage Your Stress. Retrieved

In advisory, teachers will be asked to check in with students to see if they are collecting data.
Students can earn two elective credits for participation in this project.

Collaboration: Teachers in first period will do in class meditation for five minutes. Students
will be asked to complete a Pre Assessment Survey asking questions about current anxiety and
stress levels, and how many hours of sleep students believe they get during a week. Teachers in
advisory will check in with students to see how the project is going, assist students, and help
keep track of who is participating.

Assessment: Assessment will be done via a pre and post survey. The post survey will be given
out at the end of the fall. The survey will ask questions on what students do to lower their anxiety
and stress levels, how much sleep they get, what they learned from this experience, and a goal
that they want to achieve. Teachers will also be keeping track of which students have been
collecting data. Assessment will also be based on the data that has been collected with
permission of the students and guardians/parents if the 12 grade students are under the age of 18.

Technology Used: Personal devices to track data using apps, projector and computer to present
information to students. Online pre and post survey for assessment.
Challenges: Students may choose to not participate. An idea that I had to resolve this issue was
for this to take place of a senior project requirement, or have this be a semester long project for a
class in the future.

Resource Reference:

Daskal, L. (2016, January 21). 13 Of the Best Apps to Manage Your Stress. Retrieved from

The Big Idea of Micro Diary. (n.d.). Retrieved from

● How you will collaborate with teachers and instruct students to achieve learning goals?
○ I will collaborate with advisory teachers to instruct students to achieve learning
goals. Advisory is the one period that every student has in this high school at the
same time, and this is the perfect time for students to check in with teachers. I will
educate teachers on how to use the apps, what data we are looking for, and to
assist students with any questions/concerns that they have. The surveys will be
taken during advisory time before the project starts and at the end of the project.
● How will you assess whether or not the AT is working for your student(s).
○ I will assess whether or not the AT is working for the students through the pre and
post surveys that will be conducted at the beginning and end of the fall semester.
The teachers will also be asked to check in with students during advisory time
every day to see how the AT is working. They will also be asked what they are
doing to help lower their stress level.
● How can the use of this technology enhance learning?
○ The use of this technology can enhance learning by allowing students the choice
to choose what technology they feel will work for them best. With this in mind,
this will allow for students to learn skills that will help them reduce their stress
and anxiety levels. This also enhances learning because it teaches students about
what technology is currently available for them to use.
● What kinds of student challenges will this technology address?
○ Student challenges that this technology will address is collecting data on how
stressed, anxious, and other various emotions impact teens on a daily basis. With
the data collected at the end of this project, this can help the school create ways to
help students become less stressed/anxious. This also will take a device that many
students have with them already and allow for more students to learn and access