In this course, you will explore creating a classroom and school environment that understands and supports the developing adolescent student. The course text, The Power of the Adolescent Brain by Thomas Armstrong approaches this important topic from a strengths-based perspective.
The most beneficial part of this class was the reminder of how adolescent brains are wired. That they function like a car with no brakes and need/crave peer interaction. Finally, they can have great insights but they also have no/few life experiences with which to guide them.
This class definitely met my expectations. Initially, I was just hoping to get a few tricks and tools to help me out with teaching. Coming away from this class with an adjusted mindset is sooooo helpful.
In conversations with my colleagues, I have repeatedly mentioned tidbits from this class.