Summer is approaching, and many teenagers will be freed up from the structures and restrictions of school. What will now come to the forefront for them? What's at the core of their lives? Reality TV?
Getting Along With Your Teachers
Getting Along With Your Teachers (for Teens) - Nemours KidsHealth
Parents can play a vital role in helping teens succeed in school by being informed and lending a little support and guidance. Even though teens are seeking independence, parental involvement is an important ingredient for academic success. Teens do better in school when parents support their academic efforts. Attending your school's open house or back-to-school night is a great way to get to know your teen's teachers and their expectations. School administrators may discuss school-wide programs and policies, and post-high school options that parents and guardians of juniors and seniors need to know about. Attending parent-teacher conferences is another way to stay informed, although in high school, staff usually set these up only when parental involvement is needed to address issues like behavior problems, falling below grade-level expectations, or alternatively, benefiting from advanced class work.
As Teen Stress Increases, Teachers Look for Answers
If being a teenager is hard, teaching them is harder. Here are four insights into the adolescent brain — and how it can inform classroom practice. Teenagers think differently to grownups — they are more likely to take risks, be sleepy, misread emotions, give in to peer-pressure and lack self-control.
After all, when teaching teens, laughter goes a long way to generating a relaxed energy, as well as getting them out of their heads. Here are six of our favorite teen-safe games to add to your toolkit. This is a speed and vocabulary game.