Read and or view the following resources after reading your text to prepare for this discussion topic. Some parts were initially created in 2002 so you might find a few dated elements, but the articles/topics on Teen Sleep and the Teen Brain in Progress still provide a compelling foundation for understanding teen behavior and continue to be researched as evidenced by the 2017 position statement by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position Statement.
- WebArticles http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/teenbrain/ (Links to an external site.)
- Film http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/inside-the-teenage-brain/ (Links to an external site.)
After Reading/Viewing the resources on teen brains respond to the following three prompts. Include the prompts in your response.
- Provide a comparison between how the information from the readings differed (or didn’t) with what you might have known about the teenage brain to this point from your text reading and personal experiences.
- Describe an insight about a teenagerâ€™s actions at this time in life you have gained from these resources.
- Based on these resources, describe something you might use or share if you were working with teens and/or their families.