Noddy, I am proud but mostly gratified. Seeing that kind of change in a student convinces me that my time & effort has been worthwhile.
Butrflynet, the administration has the ability to post the publication on the school's website as a "pdf." It would be very easy to do that. However, after our initial confrontations over content, they have so far been reluctant to do so. They see it as a risky move. This school contains several divisions...preschool through highschool...so that means all ages would then have access to the newspaper. Some of the subject matter might not sit well with younger students' parents, and others might object that their kids' classes were left out. Most would realize that it's a highschool publication, and it's not meant for all ages. But some would see it simply as "the school newspaper." So far this has been easily controlled through physical distribution.
But I want it online, and so do the kids in my class. The administration is beginning to consider it. I'm winning them over. :wink:
Some of the subject matter might not sit well with younger students' parents, and others might object that their kids' classes were left out. So far this has been easily controlled through physical distribution.
Happy to hear of the growth there, Eva.
Here's a link I meant to add before, somewhat related -
I like the way you guys think. :wink:
Butrflynet, I bet you're the type who's always thinking up ways to grow things. (Takes one to know one.)
The Adolescent Brain -Learning Strategies & Teaching Tips
The adolescent brain is still developing and therefore requires different brain compatible strategies for learning. This section describes the adolescent brain, details specific learning strategies in "Things to Know 1-5" and "Brain Compatible Strategies to for Increasing Learning," and offers practical tips for teaching teenagers in "Teaching Tips to Keep in Mind When Presenting."
Two factors strongly influence whether the brain pays attention to a piece of information:
If the information has meaning.
If the information causes an emotional response.
Meaning and emotion are crucial elements to grab the brain's attention and thereby aid learning. Learning in its simplest form is a process of building neural networks in the brain. These networks are formed in three different ways - through concrete experiences, symbolic learning, and abstract learning.