Education

TEACHING THE TEEN BRAIN

Course No. ED437L, ED537L

What’s going on in there? This is a question every parent and teacher of a teen has asked. No one expected the answer that the teen brain was keeping secrets-big ones at that. What scientists found took everyone by surprise; indeed, the adolescent brain was undergoing a dynamic transformation getting ready itself for adulthood. Even more shocking was the information that the brain keeps developing into the twenties.
This is your chance to discover that the old culprits: rebellion, exuberance and hormones are not the only answers. In this course you will learn about the teen brain, how to navigate the abrupt shifts in emotion and behavior and still be an effective teacher.
Now is the time to unlock adolescent thinking and behavior by explaining the biological changes happening in the teenage brain. The practical side of this exciting class is to provide strategies for creating a more academically AND emotionally productive classroom. Don’t miss this opportunity to find out the secrets that have eluded teachers since teenagers have been going to school!

 

We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus
  1. Explored key findings of the adolescent brain.
  2. Gained an understanding of the neurological and behavioral changes in the brain.
  3. Gained an understanding of the impact of drugs and other risk taking behaviors.
  4. Experienced effective teaching strategies to effectively work with teens.
  5. Learned positive ways to communicate and stay grounded with teens.
  6. Learned facts and research that topple assumptions previously held about the teen brain.
  7. Developed strategies you can use immediately.
  8. Discovered ways to transform your classroom to take advantage of those ever changing teen brains.

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