Help students banish test-taking anxiety and outsmart school stress BEFORE it takes a toll on academic performance! A growing body of research shows that fairly simple interventions targeting attitudes and “ways of thinking” can lower students’ anxiety AND boost achievement levels.
High-stakes testing and endless performance situations can pile on the stress in ways that hamper learning and compromise a student’s working-memory capacity. (Mattarella-Micke, Mateo, Kozak, Foster, & Beilock,2011)
Equip your students with more than 20 “mental tools” designed to keep stress and anxiety at a manageable level throughout the year. Over time and with practice, these strategies and “ways of thinking” can help students learn valuable skills for success in ALL areas of life.
Information from the 20+ half-page student printables can be adapted to work with students in grades 4-12.