For many students, homework is a huge source of anxiety in their everyday lives. For the majority of these students, it feels like teachers don’t listen, or are uneducated about the true effects of this workload on their mental well being. For my project, I want to provide as much information as I can to help those who are concerned help students who may be struggling. Throughout this website you will find different statistics and reports detailing the effects of homework on student stress and anxiety.
Kowing what to do next after being faced with a large problem can be the hardest part. For many students in our education systems, it can feel impossible to feel for a way out of their stress, and that is where this presentation, my website comes in. As I mentioned earlier, there are many ways for teachers, parents or other students to help, so here are my ideas:
The solution to every problem, is to begin by listening to those who need to be heard. In this case, its the students. I propose to schools who are concerned; set up a program to listen to your students concerns, maybe a help box if they would prefer to be anonymous, or a time for councilors to meet with students over there concerns.
Create visible change:
I deeply encourage all educators to take a look at the changes they’ve made and t think, ‘Is this a change my students will see and appreciate?’ Because often times, its hard to se any changes made, and can feel deeply reliving to students when they know that they are heard, and something is being done to help.
In the comments below: I invite visitors and fellow peers to share their own experiences with anxiety and homework, in order to better educate and learn from each other.