Teaching the Adolescent Brain (Workshop)

In this workshop high school teachers will learn about the adolescent (‘teenage’) brain – both from a developmental perspective, as well as a neuroscience perspective. This workshop will focus on understanding what engages students in this developmental stage when it comes to learning and caring about their own learning. We will also provide information about how stress particularly affects the adolescent brain and provide strategies for managing stress levels in teenagers – including teaching towards a growth mindset by encouraging resilience to setbacks, offering opportunities to develop self-regulation skills and fostering communication. Click Here for Learning Outcomes.

Prerequisite: None

Saint Mary’s College

Instructors:  Alissa Russell – arussell@saintmarys.edu
Terri Aubele-Futch – taubelefutch@saintmarys.edu

Credit Hours: 6 PGP

Date: 4/18/2020 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Location: Face-to-Face at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, Spes Unica 145

Teacher Level: Grade 9-12