This week, we learned more about the teenage brain, specifically, brain plasticity. Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to change throughout life. I thought this was pretty cool, this is something that I didn’t know could happen, I hadn’t even thought about this.
Another thing we did in class was taking visual notes of two videos, Sentis Brain Animation Series and The power of believing that you can improve. The second video is the one that really stuck out for me. It was about growth mindset. This is something that was taught to be in 9th grade my Mr. I, my math teacher. I remember being so confused the first day of high school because it was totally different that my old school. Growth mindset is a topic that I hadn’t revisited since freshman year, so it was really nice learning more about it in junior year.
Lastly, we did out social topic presentations. I think it was so amazing how I was able to learn more about things that are happening around in our community. I think it was even more amazing how I was able to learn more about what my classmates are interested in, and why they’re so passionate about it. I’m glad I got to listen to their presentations because it made me understand them more, and in a way, I feel closer to them. I really feel like we’re becoming a team now.