Lower Stress – Increase Academic Achievement


This workshop will offer an incisive look at the relationship between students’ stress and success in school and in life.  We will examine external and internal stressors that contribute to student stress, address differences between “good” and “bad” stress, and explore how certain types of stress can undermine readiness for learning and academic achievement.

Specific topics:

  • Exploring the roots of student stress
  • Understanding  stress-related behavioral issues
  • The relationship between stress and achievement
  • Stress-management techniques to increase academic achievement
  • Professionals will come away with a deeper conceptual framework as well as practical stress-reduction techniques to take back to their work with children.

Zina Rutkin, PhD, is the director of Competent Kids, Caring Communities (CKCC), an innovative program that helps schools to build a strong social and emotional support system for student learning. Dr. Rutkin began her career as a special educator and then became a clinical psychologist with a strong background in program evaluation as well as mental health. She has served as a consultant to a variety of mental health organizations, social service agencies, and school settings throughout the New York area, and also as an adjunct professor at NYU. Dr. Rutkin has over thirty years experience working with, and on behalf of, children and families, with a particular eye toward the interface between education and mental health.

Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuition: $200
NYC DOE Continuing Professional Development Credits: 5

If you would like to apply using a DOE purchase order please contact Dr. Arlean Wells awells@ackerman.org

If you would like to apply online, click below.

If you would like to mail or fax in your application form, download a printable application here.

If you are an Ackerman alumni or current Ackerman student, please contact the Training Department directly to register.

Danielle Khalife
Phone: 212-879-4900