Lesson #3 — Managing Anger

Help your students understand anger and aggression

Supporting teachers to manage behaviour

Teachers need help supporting students to explore and address anger and aggression. It’s one of the most important supports that schools can put in place. Teachers need a multipronged approach to set behavioural expectations that help build safe environments at school and within peer groups.

Equips teachers with a tool to teach emotional regulation in social contexts, and establish behavioural expectations around aggression.

Helps schools fulfil curriculum requirements for wellbeing and personal development, and school behavioural management strategies.

Anger has its place. It’s an entirely natural emotion. But what our teens do with it—and do in the face of it—truly matters.

We have a fundamental role to help teens and young adults understand, manage, and respond wisely to anger and aggression. This eLesson on Managing Anger is one of the most critical in a young person’s wellbeing toolkit.

I was so angry I could’ve punched him. But I didn’t. I walked away.”

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Managing Anger

About this eLesson

Learning Topics

The types of anger and aggression experienced by males and females

Strategies to prevent emotions turning to violence

Understanding what anger feels like and the triggers

Managing anger with removal, distraction, getting help, and helping friends who get aggressive

Pat’s Story: a powerful glimpse into the reality of violence for young people

Learning Outcomes

Evaluate emotions

Students will consider the emotion of anger: its triggers and impact

Develop personal strategies

Students will develop their individual response to anger

Reflect on emotional responses to challenging situations

Students will have understanding that anger and aggression can take lives

Engagement Styles

Interactive slides

Scenarios and embedded activities where students assess their own anger triggers and self-assess likelihood of anger turning to aggression

Information slides:

Teaching students the facts

Videos and stories

Providing the real-world context

Discussion opportunity

Generate invaluable classroom discussion, reflection and action. Bring groups together to reflect and formulate their own strategies

Lesson length25 – 30 minutes
Year level suitabilityYears 9 – 12. Can be decided by teachers after viewing content
Flexible usageUse for an unlimited number of students, across all year levels, for 12 months from the date of purchase
Can be embedded in schools’ Wellbeing curriculum deliveryCovers key personal and social capability topics. Check your state’s curriculum for specific alignment

eLearning delivery to suit your school’s needs

Developed to suit different schools’ needs, this eLesson:

Fits into a standard teaching period with ample discussion time afterwards. Expected completion time for this eLesson is 15-20 minutes.

Accessible at any time, allowing for in-class or at-home completion

Teachers can monitor and report on participation and engagement

Best done on individual devices with headphones, so students can independently complete the self-assessment and reflection slides

Managing Anger is just one piece of the puzzle

Take your students through the Be Wise Violence Prevention journey. Equip your students with a full Be Wise skillset.

Lesson 1: Consequences of Violence

Lesson 2: End the Coward Punch

Lesson 3: Managing Anger

Lesson 4: Risk Awareness and Avoidance

Lesson 5: Responding to Social Violence

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