Today we continue with learning and development. Last day we looked into the child’s brain. Today we continue our examination of the brain and focus on the teen brain.
As the brain begins teeming with hormones, the prefrontal cortex, the center of reasoning and impulse control, is still a work in progress. This program explores the neurological reasons behind the unwieldy hallmarks of adolescence—poor judgment, roiling emotions, and burning compulsions—as well as particular mental health issues. Addressing questions about the typically heavy sleep requirements of teenagers, the film also looks at schizophrenia in the adolescent brain—a problem that exists across all cultural and geographic borders. Distributed by PBS Distribution. Part of the series The Secret Life of the Brain. (56 minutes)
Distributed by PBS Distribution.
Fourth Question Set
Question 24: In a few sentences, please state some of the most important points regarding child development stated in this documentary.
Question 25: How might we apply these understandings (things we know about child development) to the way we structure our preschool and early elementary school environments?
This brings us to the end of our Fourth Response Set. When you finish up with these questions, please send them my way.
Next week we will start looking a little more closely at the brain now that we have looked at learning from a broad age group.
Until next time 🙂