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Secrets of the Teenage Brain Research-Based Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Today's Adolescents

ISBN-10: 1620878771
ISBN-13: 9781620878774
Edition: 2013
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Description: Teenagerscan be mystifying to educators and parents. They exhibit a daunting array ofdangerous tendencies and characteristics: emotional swings, forgetfulness, andfondness of risk-taking. What are teens thinking? What’s the best way to reachthem?  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/9/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584

Teenagerscan be mystifying to educators and parents. They exhibit a daunting array ofdangerous tendencies and characteristics: emotional swings, forgetfulness, andfondness of risk-taking. What are teens thinking? What’s the best way to reachthem? The revised and expanded edition of this hands-on guide helps unlockthese secrets by explaining the biological and neurological changes happeningin the teenage brain. Educators can use these insights developed from currentresearch to help students achieve their full potential both in and out of the classroom.Organizedaround specific areas of adolescent development, Secrets of the Teenage Brain is packed with fresh instructionalstrategies that teachers can modify and adapt to various contexts. In additionto presenting the latest facts and research findings, this guide offers:·“SecretsRevealed” sections that present compelling stories and research about thegrowing adolescent brain·Straightforwarddemystification on the differences between girls’ and boys’ brains·Insightsinto the effects of technology on the brain·Strategiesfor approaching such issues as ADHD, steroid use, and aggression·Aneducator’s book club guide, with discussion questionsEnjoyreading and talking with your colleagues about how to understand and tap intothe secrets of the teenage brain!

Learn more about Sheryl Feinstein's PD offerings Sheryl Feinstein is an Associate Professor at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD where she teaches in the Education Department. She is the author of a number of books, including Secrets of the Teenage Brain 2nd Ed (2009), Corwin Press; The Praeger Handbook of Learning and the Brain 2 vol. (2006), Praeger Publisher; Parenting the Teenage Brain: Understanding a Work in Progress , Teaching the At Risk Teenage Brain , and Inside the Teenage Brain: Understanding a Work in Progress (2009), Rowman & Littlefield Publisher; 101 Insights and Strategies for Parenting Teenagers (Fall, 2009), Healthy Learning Publishers; and Tanzanian Women in Their Own Words: Stories of Chronic Illness and Disability, (2009), Lexington Press. In addition to teaching at Augustana College, Feinstein consults at a correctional facility for adolescent boys and at a separate site for Emotionally/Behaviorally Disturbed (EBD) adolescents in Minnesota. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2007-2008 to Tanzania where she taught at Tumaini University in Iringa and conducted research involving the adolescent. In 2006 she was a fellow at Oxford, UK. Prior to joining Augustana College, Feinstein was an administrator for a K-12 school district in Minnesota and taught in the public schools in South Dakota and a private school in Missouri.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
Teen Brain: Under Construction
Teen Cognition and Learning
The Social Brain
Communication and the Unfinished Brain
Self-Concept Under Attack
The Risk-Taking Brain
Reaching and Teaching Today's Adolescents-Tomorrow!
Conclusion: Secrets of the Teenage Brain-Revealed!
In Summary
Book Club Discussion Questions
Glossary of Brain Terms
Bibliography
Index

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