Day 107 (of 185) talking anxiety

Day 107 (of 185) talking anxiety


My Slideshow: anxiety-vernon
The video clip from Man of Steel that helps illustrate what an anxious moment can feel like (and these moments can occur frequently!) can be found here:


Tonight I had an opportunity from the Vernon Montessori Society to give a talk on Anxiety. I always appreciate the opportunity to talk Anxiety because I strongly believe that the more we talk about mental wellness and issues such as anxiety, the more normalized the “process” can be.



It was a great audience. And I don’t just mean “laughing in the right places”, I mean they felt comfortable asking questions along the way – it wasn’t just the “sage on the stage talking & leaving” but some very tough, detailed questions asked along the way…..including some very difficult questions about what to do when either schools or homes aren’t “ready” to help learners through anxiety – because it is difficult. It takes time (which there is never enough of) and it takes a team (which may be stretched within the school) but I never say that working with Mental Wellness/Anxiety is easy…..but it is worth it.


I appreciate the stories that were shared…the concerns that were raised….and most of all thank everyone who came out because it was clear that they want to help make a difference in someones (including their own) world….and the power and importance of relationships cannot be over-appreciated. For 100 people to come out in the middle of the week to hear one principals approach to working with learners with anxiety…..sometimes descriptive words can be hard to find….!

About technolandy

Principaling on the Pacific in Powell River BC Pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Utilizing ePortfolios & Descriptive Feedback to personalize learning!
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