Completion not Perfection: How to Help Every Anxious Student
“I’m totally overwhelmed” is a lament we’ve all heard from students. They’ve procrastinated, mismanaged their time, become ensnared in social drama…or all three. Way behind with work and paralyzed with anxiety, they’ve come to you for a way out. Should you enforce deadlines, offer extensions, or excuse them from assignments? In this captivating workshop, you’ll learn why none of these is a good option and why teaching students to “land the plane” is far better. It’s time to equip yourself with a fresh, practical way to coach students from obsessing to progressing.
The fee for this event is included in your TABS Membership.
Dr. Chris Thurber Associate Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, Phillips Exeter AcademyDr. Chris ThurberAssociate Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, Phillips Exeter Academy
Dr. Thurber is a thought leader in positive youth development. He has dedicated his professional life to improving how caring adults teach and lead young people and to enhancing the experience of adventurous young people who are spending time away from home.
A graduate of Harvard University and UCLA, Dr. Thurber has served as a psychologist and instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy since 1999. He and his wife, Simonida (an analytical chemist and musician who grew up in Belgrade, Serbia), are the proud parents of two boys—Danilo, b. 2002, and Sava, b. 2004. They live in New Hampshire, in the northeast United States.