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Welcoming Worry: Managing Anxious Students in Class – Webinar, Fall 2022


  • Type: Spotlight Sessions: Webinars for Educators
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Attendance: This session is offered in both live and on-demand formats. To access either format, please register before the live presentation is held. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link. You may then use the same Zoom link to both watch live and view the recording.
  • Platform: Zoom. Login credentials emailed before the course begins



As we learn to live with COVID-19, mental health needs continue to surge. Particularly affected are children, families, schools, and society at large. Social emotional struggles often have an impact on students’ ability to learn and engage with their academic experience. Students with social emotional struggles, such as anxiety, may resort to counterproductive coping strategies such as task avoidance, shut downs, meltdowns, or being the class clown. This 1-hour webinar focuses on some basics regarding the presentation of anxiety and worry, the expectation for worry during pandemic/post-pandemic times, as well as issues that disrupt class performance. As well, this session will include concrete strategies for managing these behaviors in class, since anxiety in the classroom is part of our “new normal.”



This webinar is appropriate for educators at all levels.



All materials will be shared electronically.

Course Information

Certificates of completion will not be issued for this session.
Dates/Time Price
October 18, 2022
4:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Laura Polvinen

Laura is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has worked at Landmark School since 2015. Prior to Landmark and during her tenure there, Laura has worked with children and families with needs ranging from trauma, chronic illness, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, ADHD and learning disabilities. In her role as Director of Counseling at Landmark Elementary•Middle School, she works closely with both elementary and middle school students, and their caregivers. Laura develops curricula for and facilitates groups for students on the topics of: identity development, antiracism, bullying prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, comprehensive sexuality education, and understanding their Language Based Learning Disability. Laura holds a Masters in Social Work from Wheelock College and a Bachelor’s Degree from Tufts University.

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