Sun, Jun 07 | Online Webinar

Stress and Learning in the Coronavirus Age

Online Webinar
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Stress and Learning in the Coronavirus Age

Time & Location

Jun 07, 2020, 12:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT
Online Webinar

About the event

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, children and adolescents were experiencing unprecedented levels of stress-related mental health problems, as well as serious sleep deprivation and a shockingly high level of loneliness. For many students, fears about COVID 19 and the low sense of control associated with distance learning and social distancing have increased their stress, resulting in weakened emotional regulation and ability to learn.

This interactive workshop will help participants undestand what causes stress - and how stress affects learning and emotional development. It will also arm educators with tools for helping students - and themselves - manage and even grow from stressful experiences.  


Participants will learn be able to:

  • Describe the three kinds of stress and the four aspects of life that make it stressful
  • Discuss some of the factors that contribute to stress-related problems in kids
  • Explain why teens are especially vulnerable to stress
  • Discuss why a sense of control is such a big deal
  • Describe how stress and insufficient sleep undermine a sense of control
  • Discuss how technology can support and undermine a sense of control
  • Plan to implement strategies that can be used in the classroom and in remote learning for lowering stress levels, increasing stress, and using stress as a tool for growth

This virtual learning experience is applicable for K-12 educators, higher education professors, administrators, instructional coaches, and other educators.  


William R. Stixrud, PhD, Clinical Neuropsychologist; Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, George Washington School of Medicine; Adjunct Faculty, Children’s National Medical Center; Director, William Stixrud and Associates; Co-Author, Wired for Control (2017)

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