Dealing with student anxiety

Toby MetcalfToby Metcalf Administrator, Team BoomWriter admin

Good day teachers,
How are you addressing anxiety in your schools and classroom?

  • Educators are seeing increased anxiety levels in students, according to an article in District Administration, and school leaders are forced to deal with an issue that affects student attendance rates, behavior and academic performance.
  • About one third of teenagers have an anxiety disorder and 8% are seriously impaired, studies say, but anxiety in younger children is also increasing in response to academic pressures, societal issues and increased social media use.
  • Schools grapple with ways to maintain academic rigor while reducing student stress and are exploring a number of solutions including reducing homework, starting school at later times, teaching yoga and mindfulness, and providing more professional development to teachers regarding anxiety disorders.

Here is the full article from Education Drive.

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