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How can schools help students deal with stress and anxiety?

I see a lot of students around me stressed out, especially the high schoolers. What are some cool ways schools can try to help students cope? Any examples of any creative solutions followed by any schools would be great too.

3 years ago

1 expert and 5 parents have answered

Vivek Khare
Vivek Khare Doctor. Learner. Educator. London, GB

I think this is the cutest stress therapy because it has - puppies! Few Canadian and Scottish universities have 'puppy rooms' (yes, it's a room full of puppies) to help students cope with the academic stress. Studies claim that petting a dog decreases the blood pressure and relieves anxiety.

Even Harvard Medical School and Yale Law School have trained dogs on campus that students can borrow as books.

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Opinion 3 years ago
expert answer
Roberto Catanuto expert
Roberto Catanuto Teacher, Club Instructor CH
Education expert

I know this approach is valuable and to be considered:http://www.edutopia.org/social-emotional-learning

But good old suggestions could work as well:

  • listen students every time they call for it

  • start each class with something easy, to beat the stress

  • respect inner biologic time of schoolers

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Experience 3 years ago
Tanya Bush
Tanya Bush Mum of 2 Muscat, OM

I think yoga is good. A lot of schools around the world are already trying it. The breathing exercises have a calming effect on mind and its also a good physical activity. Even a 15 minute yoga break from the studies, can help children relax.

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Opinion 3 years ago
Margarita Finkel
Margarita Finkel London, GB

I found this program quiet interesting http://yogafoster.org/ . Creativity and kids yoga with Yoga Foster, based in NY.

This programs use kids yoga as a way to encourage creativity in each and every child, regardless of their academic or emotional level. Their Three C’s Approach uses traditional children’s yoga and storytelling methods to enhance levels of clarity, confidence, and collaboration for each child.

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Fact 3 years ago
Jessica Alley
Jessica Alley

Encouraging the children to have a group art project would really reduce the stress. The best dissertations mentioned in an article that an initiative like this can help the children to become active also. As the work would involve precise involvement of every member, they can understand life better and the importance of contribution. This reduces the stress that is on children as they can comprehend their tasks better.

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Opinion 6 months ago
Jenna Elizabeth Moffat
Jenna Elizabeth Moffat Jenna moffat student Edinburgh, GB

yes l has a strong bond with my two kids head teacher and she has shown me school can help with groups

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Experience 4 months ago

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