Posted April 2021I
Anxiety in the classroom is a common experience. How it is experienced, however, is not always common – it can feel different from student to student and show up in many different ways. As educators, it can be difficult to recognize the many different faces of anxiety in the classroom and to know how to best respond. This course is designed to:
- Establish a basic understanding of fear and the three main fear responses
- Differentiate between fear and anxiety
- Explore many ways anxiety can look like in the classroom
- Provide supportive strategies for students experiencing anxiety that are brief, simple and sustainable to implement in the classroom setting
- Help parents/caregivers understand how their young person will be supported in the classroom
Audience: Educators & Parents/Caregivers
Category: Mental Health
Est. Time: 45 minutes total
Learning Level: Introduction
Accessibility: MORE is striving to make its courses increasingly accessible to all our learners. This course has
________________________ the following features:
- Captions wherever there is audio
- Video transcription available in curriculum section under supplementary documents
- Keyboard accessible buttons in the main, interactive course
- Next slide: right arrow
- Previous slide: left arrow
- Any video play: Enter
- Other buttons are designated in numerical order from left to right, top to bottom: ‘1, 2, 3, 4, etc’
__________________________We are working towards further accessibility for future courses.
More on this Topic: Our partner program, CES: Community Education Service, hosted a webinar with Jory to cover the basics of this presentation and ________________________answer webinar participant questions. You can find the recording here. Please note: if you have not previously created an ________________________account on the CES website, you will need to register here first.
Part 1: Fight, Flight, Freeze: The origins of fear and anxiety
This four-minute film explores the early origins of the fight, flight, & freeze fear responses, as well as some implications of those now-innate responses as they apply to anxiety.
Part 2: Anxiety in the Classroom
This interactive course reviews the definitions of fear & anxiety, explores what anxiety looks like in the classroom, and provides a number of strategies for supporting students experiencing anxiety. This course includes videos interviews with the course expert, prompts for reflections, and some information-dense sections. We estimate it will take 30-40 minutes to complete this part of the course..