Why Cognitive Changes Direct the Way Teens Learn

experiential learning, adolescent development

As educators, we need to understand how the social and emotional changes that occur in adolescents affect the learning experience. The fact that teenagers want much more autonomy over their learning than younger students directly influences the culture of the classroom and teaching. Cognitive growth – changes to the functioning and structure of the brain – is a significant factor in how teens learn.

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Why Your Teen Struggles to Find a Secure Identity

parents, adolescent development

Think back to your child's toddler years. Toddlers are extremely curious, eager to test boundaries, developing personalities and discovering preferences. Parents learn to balance the joy of watching a young child grow as an individual with the challenge of setting limits and managing emotional outburst. What do toddlers have to do with your teen? 

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