The Hidden Learning Disability of Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma: Science and Strategies for Improving Learningby Janet Zadina on 10/25/17
Mental health issues are becoming a crisis in Education due to the pandemic. In addition to impairing physical health, these mental health issues of anxiety, stress, and trauma impair learning in multiple ways. Not only is it harder to do higher order thinking and to remember, it is also harder to initiate getting to class, budgeting time, and completing projects. Performance on tests is affected due to impairment in working memory and cognitive load. Students are having trouble focusing and regulating their emotions, a natural reaction to trauma. Faculty are reporting struggling with behavior issues. These are just a few of the negative effects on learning.
You can help them.
Learn how to reduce this obstacle to achievement whether you are teaching in-person or online. The presentation includes:
- The many ways anxiety, stress, and trauma affect academic performance
- Research-based strategies for you and your students that
- Reduce anxiety and stress in the moment
- Help prevent physiological stress reactions
- Increase coping self-efficacy and resilience
- Creation of an Action Plan to enable a trauma-sensitive learning environment
This plan will include easy, brief steps to help students Recognize, Recover, Renew, Rewire, and increase Resilience.
You must set the table before you can eat. Attend this engaging and interactive session to learn how to set the table for better learning for your students.