Traditional classrooms follow the assumption that every student has the capacity to learn at the same pace. They do not account for outside circumstances—home life, friendships, mental health, and more—impacting students’ desire and ability to learn.
The U.S. Department of Education reported that 76% of educators noticed their students exhibiting symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trauma. While virtual learning cannot take those stressors away, it can allow your student to learn at their own pace with fewer negative distractions to improve mental health in classrooms.
What’s Impacting Mental Health in Classrooms?
The learning material and importance of grades have changed rapidly in recent years. With immediate access to the internet, expectations for a “good” student in classrooms have shifted, stressing the importance of extreme extracurriculars on top of testing performance. It can feel overwhelming for a student to navigate, especially when in constant comparison to their peers via social media.
While academic stress is not a new concept, students are experiencing its effects earlier than ever before. Research has proven that this impacts the well-being of students, with negative influences on academic achievement and motivation.
Consider this: the materials we expect students to learn nowadays are drastically more demanding than the expectations in the 1990s. Students are taking harder classes, more credits, and navigating a more uncertain future. It is no wonder that an uptake in poor mental health has taken place as a result.
A Personalized Journey
Another solution exists if a traditional classroom is ineffective for your student’s learning path. Virtual learning allows students to work on their own schedule, in their own time, without the distractions of peers.
In fact, research shows that students experience fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression when given a better academic situation that gives them more control.
With Blue X Virtual, our staff works with each student individually to find the best solution for their learning preferences. We figure out a solid schedule, provide them with the necessary tools and give them more freedom to explore interests outside the strict curriculum. To learn more about how we can work with your student’s needs, reach out to our team of professionals. We care about your student’s mental health in classrooms and aim to provide education in a less anxiety-inducing