Dealing With Students Who Have Anxiety

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Dealing With Students Who Have Anxiety


Most young people live with some level of anxiety that they bring to their learning opportunities, and some students carry additional anxieties because of stresses in their life situations.  Some definitely need the help of psychological counseling to support them, but most resilient young musicians do well with the support of sensitive and savvy teachers and kind friends.  This article from e-school News, by Christine Ravesi-Weinstein, details five things teachers can say and do to help students who seem anxious—and some things that are not helpful to do.  Of course teachers and staff members are not psychologists, but they are there with young lives many hours a week, and they care; often, they can be truly helpful. This educator’s advice enables us provide help where we can.

Date Published: 13 April 2019


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