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Teenagers 101 by Rebecca Deurlein

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INTRODUCTION

There Is A Story I Like To Tell My Students On The first day of school that perfectly describes why I love teenagers. Yes, I said it. I love teenagers. I realize that this makes me a bit of an anomaly, and I’m okay with that. I sympathize with how hard they are to understand, and I get how difficult they can be to work with. I know all about their mood swings and unpredictable behaviors and inexplicable decision-making skills. But maybe after my story, you’ll understand a little better why, despite all of that, I still have a profound appreciation for this misunderstood group.

Here’s my story: When I walk into a roomful of people for the first time, introductions are made, and the most likely next question is, “So what do you do ...

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