There are many variations of how anxiety can affect a student, and, likewise, there are so many tools that can help!
Here are a few of the strategies I like to recommend:
1. Reframe your thinking
-We are telling ourselves stories about ourselves all day long
-I'm horrible at math
-I'm going to fail this test
-I don't know how to do any of these problems
-Tell yourself different stories that will serve you better
-I need to meet with my teacher more. I have a lot of questions!
-I'm going to try my best not to fail this test
-This is such hard math! How can I use my resources to understand it better?
2. Deep Breathing
-Breath is a way we connect the body and mind. We can slow down the anxiety and the thoughts when we slow down our breath by focusing on it.
-Breathe in deeply for a count of 4. Breathe out for a count of 4. Repeat 4 times.
-Imagine your most calm, happy place. Explore your senses as you picture this place in your mind's eye.
-By shifting your focus to more relaxing, soothing experiences, you can quiet the mind's worries and gain perspective.