When it comes to supporting teenagers during the pandemic, schools and families need to work together to coordinate social-emotional as well as academic support — whether learning ends up taking place at home or in the classroom. In a webinar for the Society for Research on Adolescence , developmental psychologist Nancy Hill observed that schools have always provided teens with a space to think independently, to experiment, and to form support networks with peers. Yet in the middle of a pandemic, this space to build their identities may be lost, impacting their overall wellbeing and development. School closures and social distancing is especially challenging in this regard. Hill identified six developmental areas, in addition to academics, that schools have traditionally helped nurture.
Understanding Teenagers in the ELT Classroom
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Teenagers in The Times
Here is the January edition of Teenagers in The Times , a roundup of the news and feature stories about young people that have recently appeared across sections of NYTimes. We publish a new edition on the first Thursday of each month. For ideas about how to use Teenagers in The Times with your students, please see our lesson plan and special activity sheet , both of which can be used with this or any other edition. Iowa State University prohibited political slogans on sidewalks after students complained that the messages had become discriminatory and divisive. Masks Are On.
The frustrations teenagers experience with school are more a case of statistics and lack of experience than that of work ethic or "attitude" problems. These statistics are not tied to socioeconomic status, weight or time spent in a seat; they're genetic and experiential. We have a bell curve of abstraction and experience, and we're only beginning to think about how to honor that. My working, classroom definition of abstraction is the ability to simultaneously consider multiple states of a system in order to analyze it for patterns, behavior and predictability. It's something like the difference between solving an equation for a specific value of x and being able to suggest different slopes and intercepts that would model data well.