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Fear of failure can prevent students from showing what they know on big tests—but a 10-minute writing exercise can help: Helping Students Beat Test Anxiety
What might this practice look like at our school?
Providing students with a quiet spot where they can calm themselves in times of stress helps them develop self-regulation. Watch the video here: Creating a Dedicated Space for Reflection
Last year, UHS’s Understanding Whiteness group (faculty/staff affinity group) read and discussed White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo…and the faculty/staff of color noticed the difference. That, right there, is a positive review for DiAngelo’s book. If you haven’t read it yet, and you’re White, please do make that investment in yourself and in the people of color in your life (those who you know and those you don’t know).
Robin DiAngelo argues that our largely segregated society is set up to insulate whites from racial discomfort, so that they fall to pieces at the first application of stress. Read on, here: A Sociologist Examines the “White Fragility” That Prevents White Americans from Confronting Racism