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3 Steps To Reducing Anxiety and Improving Academic Performance
  • Posted on Tue, May 12, 2015 @ 13:05 PM

 

It has been estimated that millions of children nationwide are affected by severe anxiety (Hill & Wigfield, 1984). The negative impact that anxiety can have on a student is serious. While a mild amount of anxiety can actually be considered motivating for a student, student's with excessive amounts of anxiety can interfere with one’s memory, which can make it difficult to perform on a test or perform in other ways (Huberty, 2009). Students with severe anxiety can lead them to a lack of motivation, a lowered self-esteem, consistent issues with academic performance and even early withdrawal of school (Cowden, 2014).

Anxiety as it relates to academic performance is of significant importance to me due to my own experience with severe anxiety through my high school, college and early post college years. While I discovered tools in my adult years to help me cope with anxiety, I believe school would not have been so challenging for me had I had the tools then! It is in this vain that I have devoted so much of my time to researching academic anxiety. In this blog post, I share with you research supported steps that will help reduce the anxiety children experience and thus perform better academically. Ready? Let’s get started.

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Overcoming Shyness: A Guide by Grade Level
  • Posted on Mon, Apr 13, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

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Many kids experience some degree of shyness throughout their childhood. Shyness can increasingly detrimental as a child grows up, but it can be overcome with practice. Healthy social interaction has an infinite amount of benefits to anyone – child or adult. Healthy interactions aid in self-confidence building and overall success in a society where fluency in social interaction is paramount.

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Overcoming Shyness: A Guide by Grade Level
  • Posted on Tue, Nov 11, 2014 @ 05:11 AM

Many kids experience some degree of shyness throughout their childhood. Shyness can increasingly detrimental as a child grows up, but it can be overcome with practice. Healthy social interaction has an infinite amount of benefits to anyone – child or adult. Healthy interactions aid in self-confidence building and overall success in a society where fluency in social interaction is paramount.

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A Rebel Just Because?
  • Posted on Wed, Oct 08, 2014 @ 05:10 AM

This is a story from one of our tutors at Chicago Academic.

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