Developmental challenges often interfere with a student’s learning, emotional experiences, behavioral responses, and social connections. This can result in stress and anxiety that further inhibits attentional focus and learning in the classroom. It is essential educators are aware of the vicious cycle of anxiety that disrupts learning and motivation. In turn, students will develop more self-confidence in their abilities for intrinsic learning.
Through this workshop, two goals will be achieved:
- Educators will be aware of specific triggers to anxiety that impacts learning, and acquire effective tools to help a student overcome them.
- Educators will be provided with specific resources to support a student’s critical thinking and confidence needed to build an “ah-ha, I can do it” attitude.
Since achievements in these early years determine self-esteem and self-efficacy in future endeavors, it is crucial to acquire strategies to eliminate anxiety and foster success. This workshop addresses the learning and social challenges associated with anxiety, and provides specific developmental thinking games that result in an “I believe in me” attitude needed for improved self-confidence and lowered anxiety.