It seems to me that many high school students are have test anxiety. There are different degrees of test anxiety from just being nervous/anxious when you're having tests, all the way to going to your family doctor and receiving treatment in many different forms. Many of us adults all remember the feelings we went through when doing tests and exams in high school or university, and we probably don't want to repeat this either!!
I think that the majority of students are also coping with many other stressful situations at home and at school. The stress that they are experiencing is different than when their parents went to school. As society changes, so do the levels of stress and anxiety as well as their causes. This makes it difficult for parents and students to properly communicate on ways to deal with this excess stress. Some cases of test anxiety may be helped by having discussions with peers and other adults on different ways of coping, study strategies as well as exercises for relaxation and focus.
So, here is my question for you whether you are a student or adult....
What did YOU find that worked to combat the anxiety that comes along with tests and exams?
What do you wish you did that was different?
What are some things that you feel students(or yourself) are dealing with in highschool now that you (or your parents) might not have had to deal with when they went to school?
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One-Day Enrichment Programs!!
I am excited to introduce the first of many One-Day Enrichment Programs!
These will be held once or twice a month throughout the year. These programs are directed towards home-learners, as well as students in private or public school. As school schedules vary, sometimes the programs will be also held on Pro-D days so that both home-learners and school students will have the chance to attend together. Subjects will vary and include science, math, social studies and fine-arts. These programs will be best for children in grades 2-6, but children of all ages will be welcome. I do try to make sure that a range of ages are in each group so that there is a range of knowledge and skills!
Our first One-Day Enrichment program is on May 29th! Contact us now to sign up!
April is Autism Awareness Month
It seems that every week there's a new "Celebrate This problem/disease/group of people" day. Under this barrage of emails and Facebook events, comments, feeds and invites we tend to forget about them and think "Arg! Everyone's always looking for more of my money!"
I too was thinking about the best way to support a certain cause. Not all of us have extra cash that we can give out to the various charities that support each cause. Instead, I came up with a short list of other ways that you can help. The example I am using today is April is Autism Awareness. So, the examples below are how you can support this cause in different ways!