Ross Middle School

12 - 14 years old

6th - 8th Grades

Anger Management

Bobby is struggling with a worksheet. He gets angrier and angrier until he explodes and rips his paper. His actions disrupted the rest of the class. Take a look at one anger management skill that can help.

This video introduces and practices different coping skills. Healthy coping skills, like walking, stretching and writing in your journal can be practiced anywhere to help us manage stress and sometimes even prevent it.

Anger leaves a scar. It may not be visible to the naked eye, but it's there alright. The words we use have the power to create and destroy worlds!

Mindful attention to the simple act of lifting or moving a heavy object can bring awareness to the body and calm the brain.


Watch this video developed by Anxiety Canada to learn how anxiety keeps us alive, and how worries in your head affect what you feel in your body.

Dr. Russ Harris, Acceptance & Commitment Therapist, explains the struggle switch metaphor through this entertaining and educational clip.

This entertaining animation illustrates the internal struggles we have with our thoughts and feelings, and how to step out of them. Written and narrated by Dr Russ Harris, an acclaimed ACT trainer and author of The Happiness Trap, this animation takes you through the classic ‘chessboard metaphor’

This one goes out to all those teens who can’t get out of bed no matter how hard they try, who have gone three days without seeing anyone (or even brushing their hair). You’re not alone, and our teen experts (and a few twentysomethings) can prove it. Follow along as they deliver the Teen Code guide to coping with Mental Health.


Depression is already an exhausting and painful battle. If you are struggling to tell your parents about your depression, we hope this video gives you that strength and hope!

This is a presentation from Nicole is a sixth grader at Hillsdale Middle School. Nicole presents a poem that she wrote then talks about how she learns about depression.

This video is a spoken word (poem) about a middle school student struggling with depression

This video provides an example of what depression could look like.

Relationship Skills

If and when you decide you want to be in a relationship with someone, it is important to understand the difference between a healthy relationship and an unhealthy relationship. A few important qualities of a healthy relationship are communication, trust, physical and emotional safety and respect.

This is a three minute video about how middle school kids have made friends during their times in middle school. The video gives tips and situations that these middle school students have used to make friends.

Sometimes meeting new people can be scary. What if they're too different and we don't get along? What if things get really, really awkward? Well, Kid President says, embrace the AWKWARD!

Meet Donna: And awesome 14 year old girl who loves softball and hates bananas. Kid President and Donna try some weird foods together, play catch, talk about religion, and GET AWKWARD WITH IT!

We all know the phrase ‘a friend in need is a friend indeed.' But did you know the difference between good friends and toxic friends? Well, we all have that one friend who is bad-tempered, a little jealous, and somewhat conceited. Do you think he or she is a true friend to you? Let us see – today, we’ve got 10 major differences between good friends and toxic friends that you should consider.

Responsible Decision Making

Kid President walks you through some good (and bad) ways to make BIG decisions.

We might think about how what we do impacts ourselves. But what about others? In this lesson, students learn about a framework -- the Rings of Responsibility -- to understand how to balance their responsibilities as digital citizens.

This video writes out 6 steps in making a decision. There is no examples or speaking during this video.

A quick video with 8 steps to making a decision.

Self Esteem

When faced with a big challenge where potential failure seems to lurk at every corner, you’ve probably heard the advice, “Be more confident!” But where does confidence come from, and how can you get more of it? Here are three easy tips to boost your confidence.

Caileigh is a 9th grader at Treasure Mountain Junior High in Park City, Utah and her understanding and explanation of self-confidence.

We all face stresses in life – schoolwork, tests, relationships, family conflicts, money issues, health problems, and more. So, how can we deal with it? In this new series of videos on self-care, we talk to students in middle school, high school, and college about the stresses in their lives and how they practice self-care.

With FableVision founder and renowned children’s book author Peter H. Reynolds at the helm as illustrator and executive producer, The Reflection in Me follows the impactful experience of a child going through the practice of self-love and acceptance. The film seeks to promote the message of having a positive self-image and unconditional love.

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