Students feel the pressure of more work, expectations — and so do their teachers

Aug 7, 2016 by

Tougher academic standards, high-stakes testing take a toll on mental health in the classroom

For high-achieving high school students, academic stress has its own hashtag.

It’s #IBProbs. IB is short for international baccalaureate, a rigorous course of study offered in some high schools that is recognized world-wide. Probs is short for, you guessed it, problems.

Search for the saying on social media, and you’ll find posts by frantic students:

“I don’t even feel tired anymore, I just am tired. Like it’s a part of me.”

“Laminate your index cards while studying. Not only does it prevent smearing but the teardrops actually roll right off.”

“These next three days will be the death of me.”

Adults: If you think you’re overwhelmed by all that work and life throw at you, try being a school kid. Or a teacher, for that matter.

Source: Students feel the pressure of more work, expectations — and so do their teachers | Miami Herald

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