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Testing, Not Stressing: How to Help Your Students Stress Less Before they Test

Test-taking can really take a toll on students of all ages. This Collection focuses on how test stress impacts the lives of elementary through high school students, and how you as their educator can find creative ways to help reduce their stress inside the classroom.
A Collection By Sara Kaplan
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Testing, Not Stressing: How to Help Your Students Stress Less Before they Test
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Watch and listen to one man's story about how he has overcome his own fears of test anxiety, and how you can, too! He is now a teacher in his own right, who encourages his students and others to not allow the fear of what others think to rule your life. This is a great thing to show students at the beginning of the year, along with perhaps another motivational video explaining how tests are beneficial as well, but just not self-defining.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Access a Lesson Plan that provides ways that high school students can manage stress. It provides activities as well as positive solutions for how students can cope with stress in general. Excellent tool to use throughout the year.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Teachers can pass out these interactive sheets for students to take stock of where their stress level is from day to day in anticipation of the exam (or just in general). It helps to involve parents and maybe counselors as well with the process (multiple copies will be useful). This way everyone can stay involved and keep an eye on student stress level, and everyone can help out with keeping stress to a minimum. (Remember, tests are not the only thing that your teen is stressing out about!)
  • Interactive Sites for Education

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    Sara Kaplan says:
    Discover multi-subject-based activities that cover many topics and across different grade levels. It's a great resource for both teachers and students who need a fast resource for many different subjects in order to study for a multi-topic or single topic-focused exam. Teachers can work with students in groups to encourage teamwork and collaborative study preparation. Teachers can also integrate their SMART Boards to engage students in an interactive activity to help keep them focused.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Explore how one teacher has discovered how to help students cope with stress. The blog article points out some issues that stress can cause and how educators can encourage stress management skills in order to prevent these issues from occurring in the future.
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    nea.org

    How to Relax Test-Stressed Kids

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    Sara Kaplan says:
    Discover how Yoga has fast become a great strategy for helping students cope with testing nerves. It's great for students and teachers as well, as it helps take the focus away from the problem and centers the body and mind. You can forget about your problems when you do Yoga, and plus it's healthier for your body in general. I only wish they did this in every classroom of the world (especially in countries where so much emphasis is put upon academic success instead of personal happiness.)
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Take a glimpse into the lives of different high school students, giving you, the teacher, an in-depth look at how stress affects young lives. If you want to know how to help your students stress less, it helps to try to see things from their point of view and listen to what they have to say.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Great ideas for limiting high school stress with a variety of different activities, geared towards different learning types.
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