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Decreasing Anxiety and Boosting Executive Function with Practical Strategies

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Workshop Information

Dates: Tuesday, August 3 and Thursday, August 5

Time: 9:00 - 10:30 am ET

Location: Online (Zoom) 

Who Should Enroll?
The online workshop series has been designed as a professional development opportunity for K-12 educators, school leaders, guidance counselors, family liaisons, parents and guardians. .

Workshop Description:

The impact of stress has far-reaching consequences in the classroom, affecting executive function, behavior and learning. With the spike in anxiety in children and teens, teachers, administrators, parents and mental health professionals need to be equipped with key information, tips and quick strategies to decrease stress, build metacognition and help anxious students face their fears. When you foster the development of executive function and give anxiety what it needs—not what it wants—students are empowered to take more ownership of their learning, which helps them stress less, think better and learn more.

Program Benefits:

After participating in both workshop sessions, educators will:

  • Describe how anxiety works and affects the mind and body 
  • Identify patterns of anxiety and how to interrupt them 
  • Demonstrate an actionable strategy to manage anxiety 
  • Describe executive function and its connection to stress/anxiety 
  • Demonstrate tips and strategies to build executive function and metacognition, particularly in regard to organization, planning, routines, emotional regulation, self-monitoring and cognitive flexibility
  • Identify communication and accommodation tips 

Advanced Reading:

A.B.C. Worry Free will be referenced and is highly recommended for this workshop, as it will be used for a homework assignment and can serve as a future resource. Lesson plans and activities to accompany the book will be shared, if desired. 

Certification of Completion:

Please note that all participants from outside Boston College will not receive academic credit nor a transcript documenting their participation in this workshop series. However, all participants will be awarded a certificate of completion to apply to their professional development plans. 

Fees & Policies:
Tuition includes all instructional materials.  

Registration closes August 3rd at 9:00 am. Refunds will only be granted up until the start of the first workshop at 9:00 am on August 3rd. No refunds will be granted for registration or technical errors on the participant's part (such as incorrect name/email, login failure, etc.).

Additional offerings from the Lynch School Professional & Continuing Education Office can be found on our website

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