Nov 20, 2020
Practical Strategies for Reducing Anxiety in the Classroom -- With Special Guest Jessica Minahan
#190812 GW - Practical Strategies for Reducing Anxiety in the Classroom
Section #: 295682
With up to one in three children struggling with anxiety in this country, adults require practical and effective and easy-to-implement strategies to support their students. In the time of COVID 19, and the subsequent societal changes, anxiety has become ever-present in students of all ages. It is probable that during a pandemic that heavily impacts everyday life, levels of anxiety in children and teens are even higher, and the possibility of subsequent trauma greater.
Through the use of case studies, engaging stories, and examples of everyday challenging situations, participants will learn easy to implement preventative tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety, increasing self-regulation, accurate thinking, and self-monitoring in students. Virtual classroom and traditional classroom examples will be shared.
Special Guest Presenter: Jessica Minahan
Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA, is a licensed and board-certified behavior analyst, special educator, as well as a consultant to schools internationally (www.jessicaminahan.com). Jessica has over seventeen years of experience supporting students who exhibit challenging behavior in urban public school systems. She is the co-author of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students (Harvard Education Press, 2012) and author of The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors (Harvard Education Press, 2014).
Two Virtual Presentation Times
January 12, 2021 &
January 19, 2021 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Pre-K -- High School Administrator, AEA Education Consultant, Athletic/Activities, Instructional Coach, Media/Library, Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Paraeducator, Parent/Community Member, Physical Therapist, School Counselor, School Psychologist, School Social Worker, Special Education Consultant, Speech Language Pathologist, Teacher.