Best Practice: 02 - Decrease Stress

Toxic stress alters brain chemical production and blood flow. While stress is identified as a brain disorder that can hinder students of all demographics, under-resourced learners are more likely to experience traumatic stressors, which, in turn, can create roadblocks to learning. Educators who understand the impact of stress and can recognize symptoms are able to apply and teach stress-reducing strategies that will help students perform better in school and live more productive lives.

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