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How Educators and Parents Can Navigate the Middle School Brain

How Educators and Parents Can Navigate the Middle School Brain
March 12, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
One-hour PD Credit


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Join NBC News Parent Toolkit, Center for the Developing Adolescent and Share My Lesson in this panel webinar about the transformations of the middle school brain.

Poor judgment? Selfishness? Emotional breakdowns? Middle schoolers get a bad rap. It’s easy to assume they aren’t using their brains, when in reality, they’re just preparing to use their brains more efficiently. The brain goes through a major transformation during adolescence. While teenagers may seem irrational, their brains are actually improving, growing faster than at any other time in their life, aside when they were a baby. All of this chaos actually makes it a perfect storm of opportunities for them to learn.

In this session, experts will discuss what parents and teachers should know about navigating the adolescent brain, and how they can help their child optimize it during this time. Featured resources include NBC News’ Parent Toolkit How to Tap into Your Middle Schooler's Brain video series and other brain-related content like, The Neurological Reason Why Your Middle Schooler Acts Like a Toddler and A Brain-Owner’s Manual: How To Boost Your Child’s Brain Power.

Professional Credit

Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is now a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements and an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved Professional Development provider.


March 19, 2019