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.

Faculty: Arlean Wells, PhD, is the Program Coordinator for Competent Kids, Caring Community; a Social Emotional Learning Program at the Ackerman Institute for the Family.   A graduate of New York University Steinhardt School of Education, Arlean spent time overseas as a Curriculum Specialist for the Ministry of Education, in Kingston Jamaica and two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa, where she assisted Region Directors with policy development and implementation and lead professional development workshops on classroom management, curriculum development and on the ideology of systematic change post-apartheid.  Arlean Wells is a former New York City Public School Teacher and a former Adjunct Professor for Brooklyn College.

Date: Tuesday February 9, 2016
Time: 8:30am-3:00pm
Tuition: $250
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

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