Segments in this Video

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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In this program we address the communication gap that occurs between students, their teachers and counselors. We discuss how students can better understand the challenges facing teachers and counselors today. By understanding the mechanics of the school environment, teens will be better prepared for overall success both in and out of school. Learning to work with people they dont easily connect with is a good skill to have in life. However, students success in the class is not based on their teachers performance; it is based on their own performance. When students show genuine interest, teachers will be more willing to talk, meet with and address any issues students have. However, students that show a lack of interest, disrupt classes, dont complete assignments, skip classes or show no interest in their academic career are often left behind. Having an open and positive line of communication with a teacher or professor is vital to a students success in school. Although all instructors have different personalities and expectations, there are some general guidelines students can follow in order to establish a positive relationship with their teacher. Subjects Covered Include: Getting along with your teacher, How to handle difficult classes, The importance of school counselors, When and how to talk with your counselor, Choosing your classes wisely, Class preparation, Having an open & positive line of communication with your teacher.

Length: 20 minutes

Item#: BVL93741

Copyright date: ©2011

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