Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Construction of Adolescence

Nakkula and Toshalis discussed The Construction of Adolescence on how it plays a role in adults and teens. Education, is discussed in the article and how it can affect youth. Adults can influence the youth either in a positive or negative way. Adults who set an influential pathway for teens will help them to be a part of coauthor is his or her life. However, looking back at my youth and even today, the ten people that I would choose that I feel that has a part of coauthoring in my life would be:

4.Poyfy (boyfriend)
5.Mr. Jackson (h.s guidance counselor)
10.Ana(family friend)

These ten people all had a major role in my life. Growing up each and every single one supported. My family, however is not my educator but, they played a huge role in coauthoring my life. If it wasn't for them I wouldn't be where I am today. My mother, dad and sister was always there for me every step of the way. They never though about giving up on me. Everyone has their own life story. So, growing up throughout the years from child to adolescence I was a difficult individual they had to deal with. The person that I always wanted to be like when I grew up was my sister. Nicole was always the one that I would look up to and go to for advice if my mom wasn't around. I felt more comfortable talking to her about anything. When it came to academics I just felt that she was more knowledgeable and more intelligent that myself. There was a point in time that she would always push me to be better and had more faith in me than myself. She would challenge me to do better and always encourage me as well. My sister would always tell me that I can do anything that I put my mind to and to focus and just think positive and not negative. Nicole is a very compassionate person, she has been my role model and my inspiration. Even today she has still been there for me. Over the years we have grown closer to one another, even though she is miles away from me, we have established a more loving, closer relationship than before.  

List of vocabulary words:
  • Pathalogized
  • Theoretical
  • Tested Knowledge
  • Construction of Adolescence
  • Interpsychological Development
  • Scaffolding
  • Zone of Proximal Development
  • Reciprocal Transformation
  • Matters of Interpretation
  • Meeting of the minds


  1. I like how you brought your own life into the reading. It was quite smart!

  2. Hey Mallory, thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed reading about how you looked up to your sister Nicole, I look up to my oldest sister too!

    Great work.
    Take care, Megan