Sitting the Exams: Managing Stress

Supporting teachers and parents to enable their exam students to succeed

Exams are an intense and stressful time for students, families and schools. The culture and expectations surrounding exams doesn’t make it easy either. Hence, how we empower students to prepare for exams and respond to stress is a key consideration in the weeks leading up to the exams.

Facilitated by Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames, PhD, author of ‘Switching on for Learning: A Student Guide to Exam and Career Success’, this timely webinar ‘Sitting the Exam: Managing Stress’ is aimed at supporting students facing exams to prepare and cope more effectively. It is particularly useful for teachers and parents as they endeavour to find ways to support their students in the lead-up to and during the exam period.

Learning Outcomes
The ‘Sitting the Exam & Managing Stress’ webinar is designed to enable students to:

get into the right frame of mind where they feel a greater sense of control and personal efficacy;

become familiar with a range of practical strategies to support them with their revision practices and preparation for the countdown to exams, the day of the exam and useful exam techniques with which to approach exam papers.

become aware of building a self-care practice, a range of helpful strategies to help deal with and relieve stress in their lives, most especially during highly intense times like the exam period. This section of the webinar includes insightful and practical contributions from Richard Brennan (Alexander Technique master) and Cecile Jacquot (hypnotherapist).

About the Facilitator

Dr. Healy Eames is an experienced teacher, teacher educator, author, facilitator and parent. Director of Study & Careers, an education, wellbeing and careers’ service, she is the author of the new book ‘The Gifted Learner: How to Help’ and ‘Switching on for Learning: A Student Guide to Exam & Career Success’ see www.studyandcareers.ie/shop Fidelma has extensive experience working with students, parents and teachers on social, personal, learning and career-related topics. Her sessions are reputed to be thought-provoking, motivational and practical.

Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames, PhD, MSc, BEd