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Anxiety – what it is and what to do about it in mainstream classrooms
Students who experience anxiety perform worse academically and have reduced social and emotional outcomes than others. The latest research indicates that almost 1 in 4 Australian students have a diagnosable anxiety. That’s a lot!
There’s never been a clearer scientific picture of the ways that stress and anxiety can hurt a child’s ability to learn in school. But for many teachers knowing what to say and do in their classroom is critical to maximising student outcomes and reduce teacher stress.
In the last decade knowledge about anxiety has spread, driven by the emerging research, devastating natural and manmade disasters, and school discipline debates. We also know that band aid solutions for anxiety really doesn’t get to the root causes whether the disorder is generalised or specific.
This workshop may be a good starting point for some schools and teachers to begin the journey of understanding trauma and anxiety and translating the research into what a psychologically safe classroom and playground needs to have and provide.
This workshop will explore and investigate the following topics and themes:
- What anxiety is and what it isn’t
- The impacts of anxiety for children and adults
- Links between natural and manmade disasters with trauma and anxiety
- Key principles to tackle anxiety and to establish psychologically safe classrooms and playgrounds
Participants will receive a range of resources associated with understanding anxiety and taking action to establish psychologically safe learning environments.