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Adolescent Risk Taking, Rewards, and Relationships

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December 19, 2019
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 Adolescent Risk Taking, Rewards, and Relationships

Panelists
Shannon Anderson, Family & School Partnership Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia
Adriana Galván, Professor of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
Anthony Terrell, Principal, Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria, Virginia
Winsome Waite, Vice President, Alliance for Excellent Education (Moderator)

On December 19, 2019 the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) held a webinar as part of its Science of Adolescent Learning initiative.  Ever wonder why teenagers are so quick to adopt Instagram, Snapchat, and other forms of social media? Or take up X Games sports such as skateboarding and snowboarding?

According to the All4Ed report, Science of Adolescent Learning: Risk Taking, Rewards, and Relationships, adolescents’ mindsets about learning evolve as awareness of their social environments increases. During this developmental period, adolescents increasingly seek novel and thrilling experiences while their capacity for self-regulation is also maturing. The roles of peers and adults also shift, taking on new significance for the adolescent learner.

In this webinar, our expert panel discussed how educators can ensure that school environments promote positive mindsets in adolescent students and motivate them to take risks associated with positive outcomes. Panelists also discussed how educators can:

Supplemental Material.


Please direct questions concerning the webinar to jamos@all4ed.org.


The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) is a Washington, DC-based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization committed to improving educational outcomes—and lives—of students, with a focus on those in middle and high school. We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion and specifically advocate on behalf of all students who are historically underserved or marginalized. all4ed.org

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