Learning to Manage Your Emotions - Student Project
By Prof. Lili Luo - Board of Director - Teacher Leader Committee
Cover of the picture book
The project was titled “Learning to Manage Your Emotions”. The principal investigator was a high school teacher and the project was conducted among high school students. The project aimed to help students understand different emotions and how emotions impact one’s daily life and relationships with others. The project objectives include: 1) students are able to name and describe different emotions they experienced in life; 2) students are able to categorize emotions to represent positive and negative leanings; 3) students are able to recognize that there are no right or wrong emotions, and all emotions are valid; 4) students are able to illustrate how emotions can bring positive or negative influences through concrete examples; 5) students are able to collaborate with others and assume roles of leadership.
To accomplish the project objectives, students participated in a series of activities:
In-class games to share what emotions students are experiencing and learn to articulate them
Learn to understand and describe major emotions (happiness, anger, sadness, fear and disgust) through watching movies, having discussions about the movie characters and their emotions, and reflecting on one’s own experiences in life.
Based on personal experiences and observations, guided discussions are held to help students understand how emotions can positively or negatively influence one’s life (e.g. extreme anxiety and fear can be crippling, and yet a reasonable amount of anxiety and fear can be motivating)
Students worked together to create a picture book about emotions and distribute it among the community. Each student contributed to 1 page of the narrative or illustrations of the book. During the book production, students could apply for different roles in the process (e.g. editor, art director, marketing and outreach coordinator), and the book was the outcome of the collaborative effort of the production team.
We believe that this project has successfully accomplished its objectives and help students become more aware of their emotions and gain a better understanding of the role of emotions in their lives. Their participation in this project will lay the foundation for them to embark on a path to process and manage their emotions in a healthy and active way.
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.
Get Reports via Email
We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.
Give the gift of stability in a time of instability. Set up an automatic, monthly gift now and get matched at 100%—because the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt us all, and it will take all of us to overcome it. Terms and conditions apply.
Monthly giving is as easy, safe, and as inexpensive as a Netflix subscription. Start a monthly donation to Evergreen Education Foundation today and get matched at 100%. Terms and conditions apply.