Decreasing stress and anxiety among students

Jamela Shaban, California State University, Monterey Bay

Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department


Researchers link stress and anxiety in students to a decrease and lack of attention in the classroom resulting in poor performance. I chose to research this point further in order to develop an improved environment for a students' success. For my project I am going to be working with a third grade teacher at McKinnon Elementary School in Salinas. I will create a booklet filled with activities that the teacher can do with her students as well as a DVD containing several yoga poses to help reduce stress and anxiety in the classroom. My goal is to create a stress free environment so students can get the most out of their education.