Your Teenage Brain
The tools you need to get the most out of high school
Ted X Youth: Insight into the Teenage Brain.
Your Brain: A Work in Progress
What can I do?
- Get some Zzzzzs! The teenaged brain needs 7-9 hours of sleep in order to process learning properly, control impulses, and pay attention throughout the day. Get these nine at home, in bed. (Not face down on your desk!)
- Eat well and exercise regularly. Diet and exercise are essential for learning and retaining information. Ditch the junk- eat your veggies!
- Try something new. Your brain wants you to take risks; just take ones that will help you instead of harming you! Try a new sport, club, or activity. Your brain will thank you for it!
Brain Training on Your Phone!
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Jesnsen, E. (n.d.). Brain-Based Learning Strategies. Retrieved from https://feaweb.org/brain-based-learning-strategies
The Teen Brain: Still Under Construction. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/the-teen-brain-still-under-construction/index.shtml