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Understanding the teenage brain CPD

Growth Mindset CPD workshops are available for inset days/in school CPD.

UNDERSTANDING THE TEENAGE BRAIN CPD OVERVIEW

The teenage brain is different – in this workshop, teachers can explore how it works, and how to help students use theirs effectively. By understanding these differences and the unique challenges that students face, school staff can support them better.

This CPD workshop and our strategies are based on the latest research in psychology and neuroscience. It looks at 5 key areas that make the teenage brain different. These can all impact student learning and performance:

  • Multi-tasking
  • Memory
  • Sleep
  • Organisation
  • Stress management

But above all, you will learn about practical tips and strategies to start using straight away. You will leave this CPD workshop with a clear understanding of the teenage brain, and how to best help your students make the most of theirs.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY
  • An explanation of how the still-developing teenage brain functions
  • Strategies to teach students about their brain and the way they learn
  • Tips to help students make the most out of their brain
  • Review and discuss the latest research from psychology and neuroscience

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THE KEY MESSAGES

Time management

  • Why multi-tasking is so hard
  • How teenagers can be efficient and effective with their time

Memory

  • The brain’s limitations when remembering lots of information
  • How to improve memory: writing, simplifying, chunking, acronyms

Sleep

  • Why teenagers struggle to get enough sleep
  • How to avoid the 9 common sleep mistakes
  • The psychological consequences of not getting enough sleep

Organisation

  • How teenagers can avoid procrastination
  • How the conscious brain has a limited amount of mental energy

Stress management

  • Why teenagers struggle to read emotions effectively
  • If in doubt, teenagers often assume the worst case scenario
  • How to manage and handle stressful situations
THIS WORKSHOP WILL HELP TEACHERS HELP STUDENTS:
  • Understand their brain’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Stop procrastinating
  • Make better decisions under pressure
  • Study better
  • Realise the importance of sleep
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