In addition to the typical stressors faced by many American students such as family fragmentation, peer socialization, the lure of substances and the internet, the threat of school violence, and the typical dragons of life, children and adolescents in the US are facing a new challenge - a manmade challenge: meeting the academic expectations of the Common Core (CC).
Some students have found that the CC has been imposed into their lives all at once without the prerequisite skills needed to be successful in this higher-order curriculum. According to our panelist, Anthony Pantaleno, PhD, a school psychologist, the result has been the highest level of stress in students, educators, and parents that he has witnessed in his school system since entering the field in 1978.
In this webinar, Dr. Pantaleno will discuss how students have reacted to the CC, the signs that students are stressed, and what can be done to reduce anxiety. In addition, he will discuss how students can develop the necessary skills and master the educational challenge of the Common Core using their natural penchant for technology, and in particular, Kurzweil 3000-firefly.