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Posts tagged with: anxiety

One definition of insanity that is often cited is the practice of repeating the same failed practice over and over expecting different results. Though this doesn’t apply to all academic institutions, all of the time, when it comes to the...
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I found myself, like perhaps many did, unable to turn away from the presidential debates last night, despite it being awful to watch. The gravity of the moment seemed large: with the environment collapsing around us, the economy tanking, foreign...
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In a recent podcast episode I recorded with Dr. Ellen Braatan, the Director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, we discussed the topic of the mental state of kids with anxiety during the pandemic. Ironically,...
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Many schools return to action this week and cogent metaphors fail me now, knowing full well that at least some death is likely, for children, teachers and their parents and communities. And yet still, it’s all happening. I’ve heard so...
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This all seems so familiar somehow: ordering a hundred homeschool supplies on Amazon, preparing a schedule, gearing up my mind for the unfathomable idea that I can somehow work full time and homeschool teach my kids full time simultaneously.  It’s...
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I’ve often wondered about overlap between anxiety, learning disabilities and ADHD. My assumption, as I think many teachers assume, was that the three go hand in hand. After all, having a learning disability such as dyslexia would be anxiety provoking,...
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A recent study conducted in 2018 by the American College Health Association suggested that 31.9% of College students reported feeling stress & anxiety over the past 12 months, and that is just the number willing to admit it. One can...
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Tips for college students dealing with Stress and Anxiety of Pandemic: 1. Know that it is okay to feel how you are feeling.It is normal during this crazy time to experience feelings of sadness, anger, frustration, anxiety, or all of...
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I’ll never forget the warm sweat that would glide down the sides of my shirt as I crept up to the board when Mrs. Phelps would ask me to put a homework problem on the board for Geometry. The room...
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A study by the American Psychological Association recently suggested a dramatic rise in the phenomena from 1980-2016. The study was conducted by Thomas Curran PhD of University of Bath, and Andrew Hill, PhD, of York St. John University and analyzed...
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