Secrets of the Teenage Brain : Research-Based Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Today's Adolescents (2nd edition 2009)

Author(s): Sheryl G. Feinstein

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Featuring the latest research on the adolescent brain, this second edition offers teachers fresh instructional strategies that work for engaging erratic, distracted, and often unpredictable teenagers. Lighthearted and informative, this hands-on resource helps educators understand the key issues affecting cognition and adolescent learners' emotional, social, and physical well-being. Each chapter is supported with a multitude of techniques that can be adapted to individual content areas and teachers will find new sections about technology and the brain and mirror neurons and at-risk behaviors like cutting, violence and aggression. It is an Educator's Book Club guide for sharing the challenges of teaching adolescents. Review: "This updated edition is a very significant and timely resource for educators and parents of teenagers. Teachers will relate well to the many observations and vignettes about teenagers and will see many of their own students in these descriptions. The science and research-based evidence is explained simply and in easy-to-understand terms with connections to teen behavior clearly established. Readers can easily appreciate how the strategies described in the book link to the neuroscientific findings and research. The newer research, ideas, and supplementary material greatly enhance the book-particularly the new stories, vignettes, and other teaching strategies." -- Barry Corbin, Professor of Education, Acadia University 20090123 "This book explains almost all of the 'headshaking' frustrations educators express about teens. Educators will enjoy discovering that there is a biological reason for the behaviors and attitudes that teens demonstrate. They will also appreciate the practical and down-to-earth suggestions to help students find school more appealing." -- Kathy Tritz-Rhodes, Principal 20090123 "As a parent, I found myself applying this information to understand my own children's behavior better. The neurological content coverage is based on very current functional MRI brain science that is being used and understood for the first time. It is an exciting time with the promise of substantially more new information for many years to come. Feinstein presents complex information in an accessible manner with the tone of a real person who has worked with real teenagers." -- Judy Filkins, Math and Science Curriculum Coordinator 20090123 Contents: Foreword by Eric Jensen Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction Glossary 1. Teen Brain: Under Construction 2. Teen Cognition and Learning 3. The Social Brain 4. Communication and the Unfinished Brain 5. Self-Concept Under Attack 6. The Risk-Taking Brain 7. Reaching and Teaching Today's Adolescents-Tomorrow! Conclusion: Secrets of the Teenage Brain-Revealed! In Summary Book Club Discussion Questions References Index Review Quotes: "This book explains almost all of the 'headshaking' frustrations educators express about teens. Educators will enjoy discovering that there is a biological reason for the behaviors and attitudes that teens demonstrate. They will also appreciate the practical and down-to-earth suggestions to help students find school more appealing." -- Kathy Tritz-Rhodes, Principal Review Quotes: "As a parent, I found myself applying this information to understand my own children's behavior better. The neurological content coverage is based on very current functional MRI brain science that is being used and understood for the first time. It is an exciting time with the promise of substantially more new information for many years to come. Feinstein presents complex information in an accessible manner with the tone of a real person who has worked with real teenagers." -- Judy Filkins, Math and Science Curriculum Coordinator Review Quotes: "This updated edition is a very significant and timely resource for educators and parents of teenagers. Teachers will relate well to the many observations and vignettes about teenagers and will see many of their own students in these descriptions. The science and research-based evidence is explained simply and in easy-to-understand terms with connections to teen behavior clearly established. Readers can easily appreciate how the strategies described in the book link to the neuroscientific findings and research. The newer research, ideas, and supplementary material greatly enhance the book-particularly the new stories, vignettes, and other teaching strategies." -- Barry Corbin, Professor of Education, Acadia University This 2nd edition published 2009.

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Author Biography: Sheryl G. Feinstein is an assistant professor in the Education Department at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she teaches courses in educational psychology and adolescent development. She also serves as an educational consultant for an adolescent correctional facility in Minnesota. She has worked with adolescents as a public school teacher and as a K--12 curriculum coordinator; she has also served as director at an alternative secondary school. She is the author of numerous books and during the 2007-2008 school year she was a Fulbright Scholar in Tanzania, where she continued her research on adolescents.

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