School principals other district administrators learn about adolescent brain function
April 6, 2017—School principals and other school and district administrators continue to learn and improve their skills and knowledge just like teachers, students, and support staff. They recently attended a day-long workshop to improve their understanding of child and adolescent brain development, neuroscience, conscience, and behaviors.
The work will help continue to improve relationships and interactions with students by better understanding how youth work through physical and mental trauma in classrooms and in social situations. Understanding of brain development, reactions, and decision-making can help principals and school staff make better decisions about student discipline, while leading to better relationships.