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Knowledge of adolescent development

Adolescence is a time characterised by significant physical, social, emotional, and intellectual change for young people. Teachers of middle years students should be aware of and take into account the particular developmental needs of the young adolescents they teach.

School examples

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Sabbatical report – Adolescent brain development

Henk Popping, Principal of Otumoetai Intermediate, outlines the development of a parent brochure to inform his parent community of the science of brain development during adolescence.

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Sabbatical report – Using the schooling strategy

John Schollum, Principal of Havelock North Intermediate, investigates the specific school environment changes required to meet the needs of emerging adolescents.

Published on: 19 Jan 2012