Managing Anxiety in School Settings
Creating a Survival Toolkit for Students
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Managing Anxiety in School Settings dives into the growing topic of anxiety and its implications on students’ emotional and academic wellbeing, providing key insights into how to enable students to be successful inside and outside of the classroom.
This book provides the reader with a tangible set of strategies for all grade levels that can be built into individualized anxiety survival toolkits for students to deploy discreetly and effectively both in the classroom and in their daily lives. With real-life examples from Anxious Annie in each chapter, readers build a grounded, fine-grained understanding of anxiety’s causes, different varieties, manifestations, social and learning impacts, and coping strategies. Breakdowns by grade level take into account which strategies your students will be most open to and best served by.
School counselors and teachers can use this book to work with students individually, in small groups, classes, or even entire schools to create anxiety survival toolkits to provide practical strategies that help students combat their anxiety for the rest of their lives.
Table of Contents
1. What is Anxiety?
2. How Anxiety Impacts Learning
3. Social/Emotional Implications of Anxiety
4. Types of Anxiety That Students Experience
5. The Why and What of Anxiety
6. The How: Using Strategies and Techniques at Different Educational Levels
7. What Goes in the Anxiety Survival Toolkit
8. Anxiety Survival Toolkit Use in Small Counseling Groups and School Counseling Classroom Lessons
9. Anxiety Survival Toolkit Use for Classroom Teachers and School Administrators
10. Positive Outlook for Students with Anxiety
Anna Duvall is the director of counseling at Lexington High School. In 2015, she was a semifinalist for National School Counselor of the Year.
Crissy Roddy, PhD, is the director of counseling at White Knoll High School. She has presented about anxiety at the state and national levels.