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Nov 24

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


There are two fundamental phenomena regarding memory that all educators should be quite attentive to as they directly affect memory and how well students remember information after initially presented.

By understanding these two essential factors affecting working memory detailed in November 2017 Ed Tip, educators will be able to drastically improve students’ retention of new information.