What You Will Learn

Anxiety in the Classroom: How Educators Can Support Students with Anxiety Disorders
Wired Differently Series Part 2

Thirteen percent of students experience significant anxiety that limits their engagement in school and in relationships. Anxiety conditions separation anxiety, social anxiety, phobias and generalized anxiety are the most prevalent mental health condition, but they often go unnoticed because they are often internalized. The impact on students is significant. Experiencing some anxiety is normal but when it is always present, a student can feel drained and be distracted by it limiting his or her capacity for participating in school lessons and activities.

During this 90-minute webinar, Mike Paget, M.Ed., will give teachers, counselors, social workers, administrators and other professionals the tools to support and teach this high-potential portion of the student population while avoiding an unmanageable classroom environment. 

Webinar Highlights:

  • Variations of anxiety and how to recognized indicators of this condition
  • Cognitive distortions anxiety sufferers may experience:
    • Everybody hates me
    • This will never help
    • Nothing good ever happens to me
  • Cognitive-behavioral model of anxiety disorders
  • Verbal strategies that support vs. escalate
  • Classroom routines that unintentionally escalate emotions of a student with anxiety
  • Classroom expressions of anxiety
    • Frequent erasing
    • Refusing to get started
    • Excessive worry
    • Resisting getting involved
    • Avoiding participation
  • Accommodations educators can use

Webinar attendees will learn to:

  • Recognize indicators of anxiety disorders which undermine a student’s success
  • Avoid classroom routines and teacher behaviors that may unintentionally escalate the emotions of a student who experiences significant anxiety
  • Use verbal strategies that support vs. escalate a student’s anxiety
  • Employ social strategies to better connect an anxious student with others in the class
  • Coach the student to learn to manage his or her unique nature
  • Interpret student behaviors that may be expressions of anxiety
  • Accommodate students with anxiety disorders to optimize their school experience.

You Will Also Receive

The $49 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant the afternoon prior to the webinar.

Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Mike Paget, M.Ed. progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.

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    (even for the technically challenged)
  • No Additional Software to Install
  • Listen Directly Through Your Computer Speakers
  • OR Dial-in Via Telephone
    (long distance rates may apply)

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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
Unlimited Access CD
The pre-recorded webinar on CD will be shipped to you for unlimited viewing.

In order to be eligible for group discounts, we must receive ALL registrations at the SAME time.

Single User
Grade Levels: K-12

Unlimited Access DVD
Grade Levels: K-12

You will receive a confirmation email. A link to the webinar will be sent separately. Simply click the link at the scheduled time and follow the instructions.

Mike Paget, M.Ed.
About the Presenter

Mike currently works as a state consultant for students with severe emotional and behavioral problems. He has worked with ODD, CD and other special needs students for more than 25 years. Mike is an innovator of effective approaches for working with extremely challenging students. He has conducted seminars across the U.S. and Canada for educators on creative techniques for managing classroom behavior, student aggression and crisis intervention.