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How to Build an “Anxiety-Free” Environment in Your Classroom

December 12, 2019

Previously, I wrote about How to Help Your Students Manage Anxiety. If you haven’t read that article yet, I suggest you start with it, here. It explains what causes anxiety, which is key to understanding how to manage it. Today, I want to share some strategies for building an “anxiety-free” environment in your classroom. Obviously,…

School Frustration and Managing Anxiety

December 11, 2019

School Frustration and Managing Anxiety: if you’ve ever felt totally lost and hopeless in school, there are some things you can you do to flip that feeling around… “It’s Like I’m Back in 4th Grade, Learning Long Division” I recently had an experience (in fact, I’m still floundering my way through it) that took me right…

How to Help Students Manage Anxiety

December 10, 2019

The key to helping students manage anxiety is to understand what’s happening in their brain. “Emotions are the on/off switch to learning,” says Priscilla Vail, author of Smart Kids with School Problems. You and I both know this is true. We know from our own experience that it’s pretty hard to learn geometry theorems when…

The Pursuit of Perfection Creates Anxiety & Stress for Students

December 10, 2019

I am typically not one to watch intellectual competitions in my spare time, especially anything more intense than Family Feud. However, one caught my attention as I flipped through channels. The show was called Child Genius. Young children answering questions about crazy subjects and spelling words that I didn’t even know existed. I was hooked.…

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