School can be a lot of stress, not just for students but for teachers as well. A growing body of research is showing that students of all ages are more stressed out today than ever before and the same applies to their teachers. Stress can not only lead to serious health problems, it can also make it harder to either learn or to teach effectively. That's why managing stress is so important! Below we will look at a few apps that can help students and teachers better manage school stress.
Coloring Book for Me & Mandala
Coloring books that are as much fun for adults as they are for children have become all the rage in recent years. There is now an app that allows you to color and relieve some of that stress on your phone or tablet. Coloring Book for Me & Mandala offers some of the best mandala coloring pages out there, featuring beautiful and complex designs and a rich palette of colors. It's a great way to help unwind after a stressful day in the classroom!
Minecraft: Pocket Edition
Minecraft has become a sensation, having sold tens of millions of copies. Its mobile app version, which works on Android and iOS, is Minecraft: Pocket Edition and while it is a great way to relax, it also has educational value as well. Unlike a lot of games, Minecraft: Pocket Edition helps users develop their critical thinking and creative skills through challenges and having them build their own worlds.
Free Relaxing Sounds of Nature
If you are like most people today, you either live in a city or large town, which doesn't exactly help you feel connected to nature. But that doesn't mean you can't bring the relaxing sounds of nature into your otherwise hectic lifestyle. Great for both teachers and students, the Free Relaxing Sounds of Nature app features dozens of calming nature sounds that can help you fall asleep, calm down, or wake up in the morning.
One of the best ways to reduce stress is by working out and staying active. Sworkit is one of the most popular fitness apps out there and includes videos of many exercises to help you stay fit. There is a free version, Sworkit Lite, although you can pay to upgrade to a version with more features. Even better, there is a kids version, Sworkit Kids with age-appropriate exercises so students, no matter how young they are, can stay healthy and reduce stress after a hard school day.
Google Play Books
Finally, relaxing with a good book is one of the best ways to unwind. While there are tons of e-reader apps out there, Google Play Books remains one of the most solid choices for Android devices. Another great thing about this e-reader is that you can download adult and kids books so that students and teachers can get plenty of use out of it.
Staying relaxed is key to making sure you can succeed as either a student or a teacher. With any of the above apps, you will have powerful tools to help you unwind and excel in and out of the classroom!