Anxiety Busters for Busy Classrooms
There are strategies, routines, and activities that promote a classroom environment supporting children and teens in bouncing back from setbacks and dealing with anxiety and stress with poise and self-confidence. Do you know them? Ask any teacher and the message is the same; my students are capable of so much more, but anxiety, discouragement, and a fixed mindset are preventing them from reaching their potential.
In this relevant and practical seminar, our facilitator unpacks the skills and knowledge that every teacher must possess to ensure that their students are ready to fully engage in learning and positive social interaction. Let’s explore grit, resilience, learned optimism, growth mindset, and emotional self-regulation together!
Teach toward the attitudes, habits of mind, and behaviours that provide the foundation for life-long learning and satisfaction! This is an opportunity to go “deeper” than subject matter and explore the conditions that allow our students to learn and be their best.
For over 25 years, Bev has taught in both intermediate and high school classrooms, and supported schools in the Halton District School Board in implementing appropriate programming for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Asperger's Syndrome. Prior to her retirement from the HDSB, Bev worked as an Itinerant Resource Teacher, where she supported staff in best-practice strategies in working with students with a wide-range of exceptionalities and challenges. Bev received her training at the University of Manitoba and the University of Toronto/OISE. She has also received in-service and training in the United States and Canada in various methodologies and approaches to support students with anxiety, self-regulatory, and social challenges, including Collaborative Problem Solving, Social Thinking, Applied Behavioural Analysis, and Structured Teaching.