Adolescent Brain

Teenagers. They’re known for getting up late, avoiding homework and being melodramatic. Hormones often get the blame but they’re not the only factor at play. They’re just part of the incredible transformation going on inside the teenage brain. And by understanding that transformation, teachers can help teenagers as they transition into adulthood. Changes in two important systems in the brain […]

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What is the Social Brain?

(chattering) – What we think about in the examples that are… (cheering) – Very good job. – Okay. – The power of the social brain has been totally underestimated. It’s a driving force in learning. It’s the gateway to cognition. We have evidence that the social brain is operating to assist learning throughout the lifespan. So let’s think about human […]

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Redirecting Behavior

Narrator: Hello, and welcome to this short module on redirecting behavior. Redirecting behavior is a proactive method for dealing with challenging behavior. It maximizes a child’s engagement in learning by giving the child alternatives to a behavior that teachers consider problematic. Redirecting Behavior is one in a series of in-service suites on behavior guidance. This is the House Framework. The […]

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THE ILLNESS. Elementary – intermediate listening. Parts of body and illness vocabulary in English

I’m ill… Oh dear… Oh! My head aches like ‘booom, booom, …booom, …booom’ my throat, … my throat is sore… My nose… My nose is blocked My right ear, my right ear aches And my left ear is ringing like ‘eeeeeeeeeee’ And my stomach, my stomach aches and is like ‘uaaaaaggggghhhhhh’ And I feel …nauseous… ‘ffff’ So, you’ve got a […]

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Living with a Terminal Illness and Still Happy (Muscle Myopathy)

what’s your biggest hope for the future dying for housing away knowing that I lived life if you had to introduce yourself to the world what would you say hi my name is Fabian Holliday and I’m a 16 year old boy in 10th grade I have a disease called muscle myopathy which is a deterioration of muscle the longer […]

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A&M students create designs for children’s mental health center

[booming sound] the Phoenix center is a nonprofit organization of Marble Falls that offers therapy for traumatized children and so we were approached to design a site that would incorporate all the elements that are currently separated they have a therapy building and separately they have a ranch for more outdoor therapy and this was a multilevel interdisciplinary studio that […]

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