Will Exploration and Discovery Motivate Your Teen?

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student-centered learning, experiential learning

As a parent, the pop culture messages you see and hear about teenagers can be pretty discouraging. Teens are often portrayed with a broad brush – as an unmotivated bunch! Our experience at Blyth- Templeton Academy challenges that message. We see lots of motivation in our teen students. Their interests, hopes, and dreams change rapidly. It can be challenging  to keep up with those changes.

As educators, we know that adolescence is a time of incredible growth and development.

  • Young people are figuring out how to be independent individuals; discovering what their passions and interests are and creating an identity separate from their parents and families.
  • Teens are also interested in creating and maintaining a close-knit peer group. Peers are often the judge and jury; providing feedback and guidance about interests and goals to assist teens discovering their potential life path.

Our small class sizes and commitment to student-centered learning offer the inclusive environment that builds healthy peer relationships.

Discovery Learning

Adolescence is also a time of discovery. At Blyth-Templeton we provide opportunities for our students to explore a variety of subjects and activities. Discovering new and unique interests and abilities is an avenue for teens to develop motivation. Appropriate encouragement during the time of exploration can provide young people with the tools and experiences they need to grow into confident adults.

Many adolescents focus on the here and now. They experience what’s happening at the moment as life-changing. We put students in real-world scenarios where they are applying both academic content and decision-making. At Blyth-Templeton Academy our experiential learning program provides our students the opportunity to participate in hands-on experiences, get real-time feedback, and reflect on how they might apply lessons in the future.

Student-Centered Learning

Teens thrive with increased autonomy and responsibility. In our student-centered classrooms, there is space for teens to make choices related to their education and career interests. We find that when they are encouraged to follow their curiosity and find their passion, they become more engaged in their academics.

While the teen years are full of ups and downs for everyone in the family, they can be a time of great opportunity. The experiences and lessons your teen learns in adolescence will help inform choices throughout their life.

 

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Will Exploration and Discovery Motivate Your Teen?

As a parent, the pop culture messages you see and hear about teenagers can be pretty discouraging. Teens are often portrayed with a broad brush – as an unmotivated bunch! Our experience at Blyth- Templeton Academy challenges that message. We see lots of motivation in our teen students. Their interests, hopes, and dreams change rapidly and, for parents, it can be hard to keep up with those changes.

As educators, we know that adolescence is a time of incredible growth and development. Young people are figuring out how to be independent individuals; discovering what their passions and interests are and creating an identity separate from their parents and families. Teens are also interested in creating and maintaining a close-knit peer group. Peers are often the judge and jury; providing feedback and guidance about interests and goals to assist teens discovering their potential life path. Our small class sizes and commitment to student-centered learning offer the inclusive environment that builds healthy peer relationships.

Adolescence is also a time of discovery. At Blyth-Templeton we provide opportunities for our students to explore a variety of subjects and activities. Discovering new and unique interests and abilities is an avenue for teens to develop motivation. Appropriate encouragement during the time of exploration can provide young people with the tools and experiences they need to grow into confident adults.

Many adolescents focus on the here and now. They experience what’s happening at the moment as life-changing. We put students in real-world scenarios where they are applying both academic content and decision-making. At Blyth-Templeton Academy our experiential learning program provides our students the opportunity to participate in hands-on experiences, get real-time feedback, and reflect on how they might apply lessons in the future.

Teens thrive with increased autonomy and responsibility. In our student-centered classrooms, there is space for teens to make choices related to their education and career interests. We find that when they are encouraged to follow their curiosity and find their passion, they become more engaged in their academics.

While the teen years are full of ups and downs for everyone in the family, they can be a time of great opportunity. The experiences and lessons your teen learns in adolescence will help inform choices throughout their life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Templeton Academy

Temp Keller
Templeton Academy is an experiential micro school with locations on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and in Nashville, TN. It offers an academically rigorous curriculum designed to foster intellectual curiosity through active learning and community exploration. The small class sizes ensure that each student has a front row seat in classes with an average size of 10. Our model combines a warm, inviting atmosphere with great teaching that allows our students to flourish. Schedule a visit soon.

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