Communication Breakdown: Introduction (03:08)
Teens describe communicating with their teachers; it is likely that you will have at least one teacher that you do not like. A student counselor describes counselor responsibilities.
The Need for School Counselors (01:06)
Students and a school counselor discuss working together.
Teachers Have Challenges (01:16)
Experts and students discuss the impact of school funding on students and teacher relationships.
How Can I Speed Up Development? (00:39)
Accept yourself as you are. There are no magic methods to create changes.
Teacher Communication with Students (03:28)
Students share their feelings about how teachers and counselors communicate; personalities affect communication just like in any relationship. An educator offers advice if you do not like a teacher.
Feeling Embarrassed and Pressured About Boys (00:56)
Every girl develops physically and emotionally at her own pace. Peer pressure occurs frequently; tell friends your parents will not allow it.
Teachers are Human Beings Too (00:57)
Learning about your teacher's interests can help your relationship.
Experimenting With Alcohol and Tobacco (00:51)
Do not succumb to peer pressure regarding alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. Teenagers cannot metabolize harmful substances as quickly as adults.
Getting Advice From Friends (01:02)
Find an adult you can trust who you can speak to about your feelings.
Your Responsibility to Your Teachers (00:60)
If you realize you are wrong or made a mistake, apologize; you are responsible for yourself.
Achievement...Striving for Success (01:03)
Some students find that viewing "unimportant" classes as stepping stones helps them successfully complete the class. Students discuss learning opportunities outside the classroom and the importance of homework.
Does It Ever Get Easier? (01:37)
Changes occur quickly. Media, TV programs, and magazines create unrealistic images and can hinder self-esteem. Every single person goes through adolescence.
Credits: Straight Talk about Puberty for Girls (01:06)
Credits: Straight Talk about Puberty for Girls
Credits: Real Life Teens: Communication Breakdown - Bridging the Student -Teacher Gap (00:44)
Credits: Real Life Teens: Communication Breakdown - Bridging the Student -Teacher Gap
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