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Chapter : Tests and Exams
Tests and exams are unavoidable and they have crept more and more into the primary sector. The following is an exercise that has been created in order to help children to relax when confronted by them.
A few days before the exam ask them to practice breathing slowly and fully (from the diaphragm). Good relaxation goes with a fuller breath. Shallow breathing increases nervousness. Tell the children that they are going to do a projection based on feeling relaxed before and during the exam.
Close your eyes. I want you to use your imagination and imagine that when you wake up on the day of the exam, instead of dreading the day, you are going to wake up and look forward to ...