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Top 4 Back-to-School Stress Management Techniques

Back-to-school stress affects college students and instructors alike. Simply being mindful of stress management techniques can work wonders to help you feel better and learn to concentrate on the school year. Try our top four tips for managing stress as you return to another busy school year this fall.

Power of positive thinking

Think happy thoughts. It sounds simplistic but most stress comes from worry, frustration, and anxiety, usually about things you can’t control. Going back to school presents challenges, uncertainty, and awkward social situations—all of which can suck your emotional energy and cause stress. Instead, focus on all the positive experiences Read More…


Summertime: Why You’re So Hot and How To Stay Cool

If it seems like it has become harder and harder to deal with summer’s extreme weather, you may be on to something. No matter what you believe is behind climate change, the fact is that we have seen temperatures increasing in recent years. Fortunately, there are some simple actions you can take to stay cool. Learn what’s making you feel so hot and how you can survive summertime’s hottest days.

Why do you feel so hot?

Understanding why hot weather affects you may help you beat the heat or provide an anecdote to share with your colleagues as you sit around sweating. C. Donald Ahrens explained in Read More…


How To Stay Active Over Winter Break

December may seem like the perfect month to forget your New Year’s resolutions from last year. And if you’re in a cold climate, your main objective may simply be to get from one place to another without your ears and toes freezing.

But those who do find time to exercise throughout the winter often find themselves with higher energy levels throughout the day, allowing them to stay motivated to achieve their goals. If fall semester wore you down, winter vacation is the perfect chance to get back to your goals.  Try these simple tips for getting active over winter break. Read More…


Students Succeed with MindTap in Personal Health and Fitness & Wellness Courses

In Personal Health and Wellness courses, students want to learn how to successfully take care of their physical, mental, and emotional health.

As an instructor, you also want them to see academic success—and you may increase the likelihood of this success in your course by assigning digital. Students in Personal Health and Personal Fitness & Wellness courses are spending more time on their homework and earning better grades when MindTap counts for 20% of their grade.

Digital learning tools matter to today’s students. According to a recent report, 74% of surveyed college students feel they would perform better if their instructors would use more technology.

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Tips for Students: Staying Motivated in the Winter Months

Staying motivated in the long winter months is no easy feat. Schools in many locations experience blizzards and severe weather conditions that make it hard to commute. And we’re all faced with fewer daylight hours that can make it hard to stay active and in high-spirits. If you’ve noticed your students dragging more than usual lately, share these top five tips for staying motivated in the winter months. Read More…