Whether during a time of crisis or in everyday life, our kids today may be more anxious than ever
Clinical anxiety is on the rise, and teachers are seeing more students struggling with the pressures of school and society. Educators are often ill-equipped to help the anxious child, and need anxiety tips to help students who have this mental illness.
Whether you have anxiety or want to advocate for anxious kids, this book will change your thinking and encourage you to take risks in the classroom, because you never know, what if it turns out right?
In this fifth book in the Lead Forward Series, Christine Ravesi-Weinstein, a teacher, presenter, and school leader, shares practical, time-tested strategies to create anxiety relief for kids and help educators and parents advocate for anxious students and those with social anxiety.
Different than other teen anxiety books, Anxious provides teachers and parents with anxiety help for kids, and strategies to cope with adult anxiety, too. Through her own experience with anxiety and her role as an educator, she shows you how to:
- Recognize when anxiety causes students to avoid assignments and skip class
- Build relationships by asking questions first
- Help students understand the mind-body connection and become self-advocates
- Create safe environments with authenticity, vulnerability, and routines
Christine Ravesi-Weinstein brings you the stories and strategies you need to help your anxious kids, starting today.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: How to Handle a Curveball
Common Missteps Educators Take in Supporting Students with Anxiety, and How to Correct Them
Chapter 2: Observe, Ask, and Implement
Ways to Support Students in Overcoming Their Own Anxiety
Chapter 3: Take Them by the Hand
Build Lifelong Skills with and for Students with Anxiety
Chapter 4: Be Yourself
Use Your Own Experiences as a Guide for Anxious Students
Chapter 5: Teach the Truth about Social Media Help Students with Anxiety Navigate a Fantasy World of
Chapter 6: Get Students to Buy In Know Your Why and Effectively Communicate It to Anxious
Chapter 7: Give Students a Voice
Encourage Self-Expression and Self-Advocacy as a Way to Manage Anxiety
Chapter 8: Encourage Effort
Increase Perseverance by Removing Labels from Students with Anxiety
Chapter 9: Maintain Routines
Establish Clear and Consistent Routines in the Classroom for Your Anxious Students’ Bodies and Minds
Chapter 10: Create Community
Encourage Extracurricular Activities
Everyone Has a Story to Tell