test-anxiety

Next time your student or your child is facing anxiety due to a speech or upcoming test, in addition to all of the conventional wisdom (prepare, organize, practice), let them know that their anxiety can be their ally.
A good education focuses on_______. A. resources B. boarding C. literacy D. anticipation Correct answer was C "literacy", but
Guided visualization is a contemplation exercise that I have taught to corporate executives, athletes, and professional speakers
Whether you call it Valued-Added (VAM), Accountability, or Assessment, testing is not about learning. It is about sorting kids out, punishing teachers, schools, and communities, and denying deeper social inequality and injustice.
Yoga teaches us that moments are temporary, whether they are happy or stressful. The key is to be fully aware in every moment, so that you can take control of your thoughts. These simple yogic habits can help you push through negative thoughts and feelings, and bring your mind to a better place.
A staggering 16-20% of students have high test anxiety, making it the most frequent academic impairment in our schools today Another 18% are troubled by moderately-high test anxiety. These students actually draw a "blank" or "freeze-up" during tests.
I truly believe that if my professor hadn't reminded me that I knew everything and walked us through that activity, I wouldn't have done so well. Can you think of a time when you've visualized success and it's worked? Maybe before a race or a big event? Prior to a lecture or trip?
If you are in high school, there is a good chance that you have felt defined by your GPA, ACT scores, numerical averages, test grades, or the number of AP courses you take. You may have felt inferior to a peer whose class rank is above yours.
I wish I could say that it stood for "fabulous" or "fantastic" but I didn't. My first big fat "F" stood for what it always stands for: "Fail." How could this happen?
For several days this month, one of the most emailed articles in the New York Times was "Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?" The article purports to explain why some children fold under the pressure of taking tests.
Deep down -- even as adults -- we're all a bit insecure, a bit awkward, and a bit worried about where, exactly, life will take us.
Many times students know the content on the test but are nervous due to test anxiety which finally affects their score. Test anxiety happens to almost everyone at least once or twice during their school years.
Chicago associate professor Sian Beilock found that anxious students who took the time to write about their fears immediately
For kids with test anxiety, even a minor challenge can induce such high levels of stress that they virtually shut down, losing their ability to think or even recall what they know.
Not only are my dreams hopelessly plot-driven and transparent, they are also recurrent. There are four or five dreams that I must have at least once a month, and every time, I wake up bathed in sweat.