Strategies to Support Anxious Learners

Professional development (PD) Auckland

Posted: 13 November 2018
Notice reference #: 1H9npu

An anxious learner is one not ready, or able, to engage in effective learning in the classroom.  Facilitated by Richard Hirstwood from the UK, this practical day will examine the sensory issues and physiological barriers to learning for the anxious learner; practical ways to identify and assess such barriers in addition to offering effective strategies to engage these students in learning. Although the focus will be primarily on the students we work with, the day will also cover our own well-being and how our own preferences and behaviours influence work in our learning spaces.

 Learning Objectives

Delegates will:

  • understand the nature of anxiety and the students with Learning Support Needs
  • understand how an anxious student presents and how we can identify a student with anxiety issues
  • explore sensory diversions and de-escalation techniques for the anxious student
  • be introduced to a practical framework to support an effective observation
  • take away ideas on how to support an anxious student contribute to their educational review
  • have new ideas on how to support emotional well-being and mindfulness in the classroom
  • understand the contribution of unresolved sensory issues for the anxious student.

Events summary


22 January 2019 – 22 January 2019

Further information

Contact: Julie King

 (021) 101 0209