Session 170: Exam Coping Mechanisms

exam-stress Date: Thursday 26th September 2013

Host: @mathsdirectory

Do students have the coping mechanisms for the pressures of exams? accompanied by the forum page.

Summary of Discussion

Discussion was very positive and almost everyone agreed that this is a problem within education. It is something that higher powers need to address, and quickly. Different tweeters had varying opinions on how this should be done, some suggesting that training should be done with pupils from outside agencies, others suggesting we adopt strategies used in different countries. Surely it is the job of educational psychologists and child psychologists to design and implement these. Entering pupils for exams too early was also a topic that was brought up by one user. Overall a great discussion and one that I enjoyed.

SupplyBag ?@NuttySupplier: @MathsDirectory #ukedchat Only from A-Levels onwards… Yet I see KS2 children in a terrible mess about SATs!

Deborah White ?@WhiteDebs: Do Sweden have the answer? Their teachers tweak exam questions to best suit their students – to show their learning in best light #UKEdchat

davidhunter ?@davidhunter: @HoDTeacher @MathsDirectory @EA_Holmes @ukedchat amygdale function as threat sensors,inhibit hippocampus/memory.Clearly stress=bad #ukedchat

About your Host

My name is Anthony, I own and run I have recently qualified as a teacher of mathematics and I am currently enjoying my NQT year in the great North West.

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