well-being

Lesson plans

Present moment mindful meditation

Vocabulary: ways to relax (cuddle, pamper yourself, take a stroll)
Synonyms: relax (unwind, chill out, recharge your batteries)
Video: Hack your brain’s default mode with meditation

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Woman with Good Posture Working on Laptop

Vocabulary: the human body (wrists, ankles, joints, hips) and posture (slouched, hunched, slumped)
Video: The benefits of good posture
Speaking: discussion questions; brainstorm solutions

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a wooden plate filled with nuts and berries with spices and superfood writeen on the side

Expressions: balanced diet, a pick-me-up, have a sweet tooth, staple food
Vocabulary: superfoods (kale, chia seeds, seaweed, açaí berries, goji berries)
Functional language: talking about health benefits of food

 

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a woman leaning on a tree readgin a book

Collocations: take (take a break, take a rain check); set (set aside time, set boundaries), get (get some air, get in touch)
Functional language: How to say “no” to invitations
Grammar: verb patterns (gerund/infinitive): try, stop, mean, go on, forget, remember

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a woman stretching in a field enjoying the sun

Vocabulary: feeling down, blue, overwhelmed, burned out
Phrasal verbs: power through, blow up, check in on someone
Grammar: used to, be used to, get used to

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a person drawing a mandala symbol

Vocabulary: art supplies
Video: the mental health benefits of art
Idioms: colors (tickled pink, see red, in a dark place)

1:35

a woman writing things in her journal in a relaxing atmophere

Vocabulary: accomplishment, personal development, growth, goals
Video: Simon Sinek on how reflection informs personal growth
Speaking: conversation questions, memorable experiences, habits

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