Dealing with Fear, Stress, and Anxiety in the Learning Environment

From: Volume V, Issue 1: Fall 1984 Pages 48-52

Abstract

Because man is emotional as well as rational, the effective educator must not ignore this dimension in the learning environment. Fear, stress, and anxiety are often generated and heightened by the classroom experience, but the classroom can also become a vehicle for overcoming these emotions. Assurance and courage can be modeled in the classroom, and fear can be confronted and diminished. When educators thoroughly equip the learners with the necessary coping skills and provide a supportive learning environment, fears and anxieties are reduced and learning is enhanced.

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