This area of the website is devoted to adolescents and their special needs in any educational environment. As they cope with newly changing bodies, unpredictable voices, surging hormones, and fluctuating emotions, is it any wonder that many have a difficult time concentrating on learning? It has also been observed that at the middle school years, many students have not developed psychologically to the point of being able to deal with learning that involves formal operations thinking. If they are helped to develop these thinking skills through "hands-on" learning, the arts, internships in the community, and service learning they may move through this period without undue damage to their self-esteem. They also need support in numbers of other ways. We hope you will find useful a number of articles and suggestions on this subject by a variety of authorities .
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