This session is for anyone who has ever walked away from an encounter with a teenager and thought, “What are they thinking?” Behavior in the teen years is often unpredictable, confusing, and difficult to manage. This session unpacks the neuroscience behind the developing brain, offering insights into teenage thinking. Protective factors that support teens through typical social emotional challenges will be addressed.
1. Explain the unique phase of brain development during adolescence.
2. Discuss social emotional challenges often experienced during adolescence.
3. Explore classroom friendly strategies that support adolescents’ needs.