The Teenage Brain Explained

This may answer some of your questions about your students' behavior, as well as explain to them the development stage that their brains are in. The roles of adrenal glands, apocrine (sweat) glands, and pituitary glands are explained as an introduction. Different regions of the brain and their functions are related in regard to the changes accompanying puberty. Have learners take notes as they watch this at home.

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  • Humor makes the discussion more entertaining
  • Photographs and colored diagrams help explain concepts covered

  • Fast-speaking narration may cause learners to drift and then require them to rewind and review