Week 12 Student Blogging Spotlight: Topic – Stress

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The focus this week was stress: what is it and how can we cope with it? My students had the option for this week’s blog to either watch a TED Talk that might make them think a little differently about stress (Kelly McGonigal’s How to make stress your friend) or discuss their own coping strategies for stress (for full prompts see here). Most students chose the former, though five decided to talk about their coping strategies and how to improve them (read these to get some ideas and leave your own in the comments!).

TED Talk: Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4, Link 5, Link 6, Link 7, Link 8, Link 9
Stress Coping Strategies: Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4Link 5


One thought on “Week 12 Student Blogging Spotlight: Topic – Stress

  1. One way I deal with stress related to work is prioritize every assignment based on due dates and list step-by-step how to complete them, while working in a quiet room with no distractions. It’s extremely simple, but it works for a lot of people. For me, I listen to some soothing or calming music while I work.
    For everyone, stress can greatly hinder your understanding, causing you to act irrationally and lead to emotional breakdowns. I appreciate the thought on letting others tell on how they deal with stress, because not everyone deals with stress the same way.


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