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May 26

Why Teenagers do Stupid Things



Why Teenagers Do Stupid and Immature Things!

Teenagers act immature and impulsive because their brains are wired to be immature & impulsive. As teachers, why would you expect mature adult behavior from a brain that is not fully developed until age 25! Watch the following informative New York Times video for a detailed illustration of brain maturation. For further information on this topic, refer to the Anatomy section of this site.


New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/09/15/health/20080915-brain-development.html




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Read April's Ed Tip to understand how using video game design principles will improve instruction.  Moreover, educators should not view video games as the enemy of education, but rather a model for best teaching practices. When educators design instructional strategies, they must keep in mind the principles of video games, namely achievable challenge, and the role of dopamine in education.