Relational Aggression Lesson for Middle School - Middle School Friendship Lesson


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Do your students display relational aggression behaviors such as gossiping, spreading rumors, manipulating, and controlling their friends? Relational Aggression is an essential topic to teach at the middle school level. This middle school counseling relational aggression lesson is thoughtfully designed to teach students how to recognize relational aggression and distinguish between healthy vs unhealthy relationships. They‘ll then identify appropriate ways to respond to relational aggression.

For the counselor, it is low-prep and easy to implement!


This Class Lesson Includes:

  • Counselor's Guide with ASCA and CASEL aligned objectives
  • Detailed Outlines with scripts and supplemental resources
  • Experiential icebreaker to show the ripple effects of relational aggression
  • Partner work to define the differences between healthy vs. unhealthy relationships
  • Breakout groups board game to discuss powershifts, manipulation, and control
  • Self-reflection worksheet
  • Data Collection Tools: Pre and Post Lesson Self-Assessments


Benefiting Students
Learning the affects of relational aggression and the signs of healthy vs unhealthy relationships will help prevention efforts.

Saving Time
This lesson is designed to be very low-prep and ready to use as is without any editing.

Who is This Lesson Designed For?
This Middle School Relational Aggression Classroom Counseling Lesson is designed for students in grades 6-8.

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