IB Student Health & Wellness
Care for your IB student's well being
While the IB Program is designed to engage students in a rigorous education that will prepare them for their next steps after high school, the IB is also acutely aware of the incredible stresses on our students. At Tualatin High, we are making a concerted effort to educate our students about taking care of their well being while they pursue their academic studies. IB teachers across the curriculum will work with students on managing time and stress, healthy approaches to the curriculum, and creating a balanced life outside of school.
Below are some resources on mental health and wellness that may be beneficial for students and parents.
If your IB student is struggling with the demands of the program, the IB Coordinators are always here to help. Students can see us every day before and after school, and during most class periods, in the IB Office.
Creating a Study Schedule
Use the fillable PDF template below to help you organize your time and avoid procrastination.
Study tip: How to Improve Your Memory - Three Easy Steps
1. Spend a few minutes of quiet time, without distraction or interruption, after learning important material. 2. Quiz yourself. 3. Teach what you know to someone else. Check out all the details here: https://nyti.ms/2GlsH6X
Study tip: Using drawing to reinforce memory
A recent study demonstrates that drawing something you want to remember, no matter how concrete or abstract that thing is, results in much greater retention. Check out the article here: https://nyti.ms/2GXb9R1
Nutrition and Health
In the first semester ToK course for juniors, we're having a Wellness Potluck before winter break to encourage healthy cooking as a creative experience that supports physical, mental, and emotional health. We'll be compiling a ToK cookbook, which I'll post here when it's complete. In the meantime, here are some articles about the impact of nutrition on wellness.
Current articles on wellness and stress management
Great new article on small things you can do to combat anxiousness:
Link: "The Big Myth About Teenage Anxiety"
TED Talk: "How to Make Stress Your Friend"
"Breathe. Exhale. Repeat. The Benefits of Controlled Breathing"
"Teenagers' sleep quality and mental health at risk over late-night mobile phone use"
Link: "Yale's Most Popular Class Ever: Happiness"
Link: "Why are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering from Severe Anxiety?"
Link: "How to Conquer the College Admissions Essay"
Link: "How to Be Better at Stress"
Link: "Teaching Teenagers to Cope with Social Stress"
"The Smartphone Way to Inner Calm"
Battling Procrastination: "This is How You Get Stuff Done"
Breathing Techniques to Relieve Childhood Anxiety