This session will discuss the typical emotional, neurological, and physical development paths of children ages 10-14 and the ways they impact education. This session will place challenging early adolescent behaviors into developmental context. We will take a strengths-based approach to identify ways to channel students’ tendencies into opportunities for growth.
In addition to lecture and video, this session will use small-group discussion, role-playing, and reflection on our own experiences as adolescents. We will work together to identify ways to provide a challenging age group with the most supportive learning environment possible.
By attending this session, attendees will leave with:
- Deeper understanding of the intersecting developmental tasks of early adolescence
- A clearer understanding of why early adolescents engage in behaviors that can be challenging for adults
- Ideas for strategies to implement with students
Presenter: Megan Carey