The Teenage Brain

Author: Frances Jensen,Amy Nutt

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9781443406239

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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In this instant New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback, renowned neurologist Dr. Frances E. Jensen offers a revolutionary look at the brains of teenagers, dispelling myths and “offer[ing] support and a way for parents to understand and relate to their own soon-to-be-adult offspring” (Publishers Weekly). Drawing on her research knowledge and clinical experience, this internationally respected neurologist—and mother of two boys—offers a revolutionary look at the adolescent brain, providing remarkable insights that translate into practical advice for both parents and teenagers. Driven by the assumption that brain growth was almost complete by the time a child began kindergarten, scientists believed for many years that the adolescent brain was essentially an adult one—only with fewer miles on it. Over the past decade, however, neurology and neuropsychology research has shown that the teen years encompass vitally important physiological and neurological stages of brain development. Motivated by her experience of parenting two teenage boys, Dr. Jensen gathers what we’ve discovered about adolescent brain functioning, wiring and capacity and, in this groundbreaking, accessible book, explains how these eye-opening findings not only dispel commonly held myths about the teenage years, but also yield practical suggestions that will help adults and teenagers negotiate the mysterious and magical world of adolescence. With insights drawn from her years as a parent, clinician and researcher, Dr. Jensen explores adolescent brains at work in learning and multitasking, stress and memory, sleep, addiction and decision-making. The Teenage Brain explains why teenagers are not as resilient to the effects of drugs as we previously thought; reveals how multitasking impacts learning ability and concentration; and examines the consequences of emotionally stressful situations on mental health during and beyond adolescence. Rigorous yet accessible, warm yet direct, The Teenage Brain sheds light on the brains—and behaviors—of adolescents and young adults, and analyzes this knowledge to share specific ways in which parents, educators and even the legal system can help them navigate their way more smoothly into adulthood in our ever challenging world.

Inside the Teenage Brain

Parenting a Work in Progress

Author: Sheryl Feinstein

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607091208

Category: Education

Page: 148

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This book covers everything from A to Z when it comes to parenting teenagers, giving basic information on the teenage brain, how it differs from the adult brain, and what makes it so challenging and confusing. The author discusses social, emotional, physical, educational, and technological issues that teenagers and their parents face.

Unleashing the Potential of the Teenage Brain

Ten Powerful Ideas

Author: Barry Corbin

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412957621

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Provides teachers with specific guidelines to establish an optimal learning environment for teenagers and offers case studies that illustrate how to translate theory into workable classroom practice.

Secrets of the Teenage Brain

Research-Based Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Today's Adolescents

Author: Sheryl G. Feinstein

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626362041

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Teenagers can be mystifying to educators and parents. They exhibit a daunting array of dangerous tendencies and characteristics: emotional swings, forgetfulness, and fondness of risk-taking. What are teens thinking? What’s the best way to reach them? The revised and expanded edition of this hands-on guide helps unlock these secrets by explaining the biological and neurological changes happening in the teenage brain. Educators can use these insights developed from current research to help students achieve their full potential both in and out of the classroom. Organized around specific areas of adolescent development, Secrets of the Teenage Brain is packed with fresh instructional strategies that teachers can modify and adapt to various contexts. In addition to presenting the latest facts and research findings, this guide offers: · “Secrets Revealed” sections that present compelling stories and research about the growing adolescent brain · Straightforward demystification on the differences between girls’ and boys’ brains · Insights into the effects of technology on the brain · Strategies for approaching such issues as ADHD, steroid use, and aggression · An educator’s book club guide, with discussion questions Enjoy reading and talking with your colleagues about how to understand and tap into the secrets of the teenage brain!

Parenting the Teenage Brain

Understanding a Work in Progress

Author: Sheryl Feinstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781578866212

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

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Looks at research and presents anecdotes on the adolescent brain and behavior, along with advice for parents of teenagers on coping with physical, social, emotional, and education issues that adolesents face.

Inventing Ourselves

The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain

Author: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473527252

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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WINNER of the 2018 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2018 'Finally, a book about the adolescent brain written by someone who actually does the science! Highly readable, ground-breaking' Professor Laurence Steinberg Why does an easy child become a challenging teenager? Why do teenagers struggle to get up in the morning? Why do they often take excessive risks? We often joke that teenagers don’t have brains. For some reason, it’s socially acceptable to mock people in this stage of their lives. The need for intense friendships, the excessive risk taking and the development of many mental illnesses – depression, addiction, schizophrenia – begin during these formative years, so what makes the adolescent brain different? Drawing upon her cutting-edge research in her London laboratory, award-winning neuroscientist, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore explains what happens inside the adolescent brain, what her team’s experiments have revealed about our behaviour, and how we relate to each other and our environment as we go through this period of our lives. She shows that while adolescence is a period of vulnerability, it is also a time of enormous creativity – one that should be acknowledged, nurtured and celebrated. Our adolescence provides a lens through which we can see ourselves anew. It is fundamental to how we invent ourselves. 'Beautifully written with clarity, expertise and honesty about the most important subject for all of us. I couldn’t put it down' Robert Winston

The Adolescent Brain

Reaching for Autonomy

Author: Robert Sylwester

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412926106

Category: Education

Page: 157

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Easy-to-understand theories and nontechnical language help educators and parents understand how the teenage brain thinks, feels, learns, and changes on its journey to adulthood.

Turnaround Tools for the Teenage Brain

Helping Underperforming Students Become Lifelong Learners

Author: Eric Jensen,Carole Snider

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118590015

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Powerful research-based strategies to turn around struggling adolescent students The achievement gap is widening and more teens than ever are struggling in school. The latest research shows not only that brains can change, but that teachers and other providers have the power to boost students' effort, focus, attitude, and even IQs. In this book bestselling author Eric Jensen and co-author Carole Snider offer teacher-friendly strategies to ensure that all students graduate, become lifelong learners, and ultimately be successful in school and life. Drawing on cutting-edge science, this breakthrough book reveals core tools to increase student effort, build attitudes, and improve behaviors. Practical, teacher-tested, and research-supported strategies that will empower educators to make lasting and rapid changes Powerful academic evidence showing that every teacher can make a significant—and lasting—difference in student effort, behavior, attitude, and achievement Specific tools for making and managing the student's goal-seeking process and helping to develop a winner's mindset From the very first chapter, educators will learn how to help their struggling students become excited, lifelong learners. Eric Jensen is a noted authority on brain-based learning and student engagement. Carole Snider is an expert in both adolescent success and adult learning.

The Primal Teen

What the New Discoveries about the Teenage Brain Tell Us about Our Kids

Author: Barbara Strauch

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307429229

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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A groundbreaking look at the teenage brain for anyone who has puzzled over the mysterious and often infuriating behavior of a teenager. While many members of the scientific community have long held that the growing pains of adolescence are primarily psychological, Barbara Strauch highlights the physical nature of the transformation, offering parents and educators a new perspective on erratic teenage behavior. Using plain language, Strauch draws upon the latest scientific discoveries to make the case that the changes the brain goes through during adolescence are as dramatic and crucial as those that take place in the first two years of life, and that teenagers are not entirely responsible for their sullen, rebellious, and moody ways. Featuring interviews with scientists, teenagers, parents, and teachers, The Primal Teen explores common challenges–why teens go from articulate and mature one day to morose and unreachable the next, why they engage in risky behavior–and offers practical strategies to help manage these formative and often difficult years. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Disziplin ohne Drama

Achtsame Kommunikation mit Kindern

Author: Daniel J. Siegel,Tina Payne Bryson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783867811262

Category:

Page: 330

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The Teen Brain

Author: Sherre Florence Phillips

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438119690

Category: Brain

Page: 130

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Scientists, educators, physicians, and even some parents thought they had a handle on the teen brain. It was assumed that the adolescent brain was fully equipped with all the machinery available to adults, and capable of functioning like an adult. Experts assumed that the adolescent years provided a period of seasoning - lots of trial, error, and yet more trials - in order to improve decision-making skills. However, as any teen can attest, it's just not that simple. Thanks to new brain imaging technology, scientists have discovered that the brain is going through a virtual metamorphosis during adolescence. There is a burst of new growth, circuits are being molded, and patterns of brain activity during decision-making are far from adult-like. The Teen Brain is a revealing look at the substantial new discoveries associated with the development of the adolescent brain and their consequences on teen behavior.

The Power of the Adolescent Brain

Strategies for Teaching Middle and High School Students

Author: Thomas Armstrong

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416621873

Category: Education

Page: 202

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Moody. Reckless. Impractical. Insecure. Distracted. These are all words commonly used to describe adolescents. But what if we recast these traits in a positive light? Teens possess insight, passion, idealism, sensitivity, and creativity in abundance--all qualities that can make a significant positive contribution to society. In this thought-provoking book, Thomas Armstrong looks at the power and promise of the teenage brain from an empathetic, strength-based perspective--and describes what middle and high school educators can do to make the most of their students' potential. Thoroughly grounded in current neuroscience research, the book explains what we know about how the adolescent brain works and proposes eight essential instructional elements that will help students develop the ability to think, make healthy choices, regulate their emotions, handle social conflict, consolidate their identities, and learn enough about the world to move into adulthood with dignity and grace. Armstrong provides practical strategies and real-life examples from schools that illustrate these eight key practices in action. In addition, you'll find a glossary of brain terms, a selection of brain-friendly lesson plans across the content areas, and a list of resources to support and extend the book's ideas and practices. There is a colossal mismatch between how the adolescent brain has evolved over the millennia and the passive, rote learning experiences that are all too common in today’s test-obsessed educational climate. See the amazing difference—in school and beyond—when you use the insights from this book to help students tap into the power of their changing brains.

Summary & Study Guide - The Teenage Brain

A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults

Author: Lee Tang

Publisher: LMT Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1988970067

Category: Science

Page: 80

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Adolescents Are Not an Alien Species, Just a Misunderstood One The must-read summary of “The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults,” by Frances E. Jensen, MD. This book explores how adolescent brain functions in learning, multitasking, stress, memory, sleep, addiction, and decision making. It explains why teenagers are not as resilient to the effects of drugs as we thought; reveals how multitasking impacts learning ability and concentration, and examines the consequences of stress on mental health during and beyond adolescence. The book dispels many myths about teens and offers practical suggestions for parents, educators, and the legal system to help teenagers navigate their way into adulthood. This book is a must-read for parents, teachers, and others who live or interact, with teens. This guide includes: * Book Summary—The summary helps you understand the key ideas and recommendations. * Online Videos—on-demand replay of public lectures, and seminars on the topics covered in the chapter. Value-added of this guide: * Save time * Understand key concepts * Expand your knowledge

Attack of the Teenage Brain

Understanding and Supporting the Weird and Wonderful Adolescent Learner

Author: John Medina

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416625526

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Marvel at the biological and evolutionary factors that drive teenage behavior and achievement! Thrill to a vision of a better school for the teenage brain!

The Owner's Guide to the Teenage Brain

Author: Derek Pugh

Publisher: Derek Pugh

ISBN: 0992355893

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 186

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"This book is for teenagers and anyone who knows one..." "If you only buy one survival guide for the teenage years, make it this one..." "This book [is] accessible, entertaining, humorous, and equally helpful to parents and teachers" This updated second edition of The Owner's Guide to the Teenage Brain tells us why 'we are as we are' in the teenage years. It shows teenagers how to get the most out of these years, helps parents understand and provides tips for parents on coping with their sons and daughters as they move towards adulthood. Knowledge is power. Teenagers who take that power will cope better with the exciting changes and challenges that face them.

Brainstorm

The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Author: Daniel J. Siegel MD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110163152X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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In this New York Times–bestselling book, Dr. Daniel Siegel shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children’s lives into one of the most rewarding. Between the ages of twelve and twenty-four, the brain changes in important and, at times, challenging ways. In Brainstorm, Dr. Daniel Siegel busts a number of commonly held myths about adolescence—for example, that it is merely a stage of “immaturity” filled with often “crazy” behavior. According to Siegel, during adolescence we learn vital skills, such as how to leave home and enter the larger world, connect deeply with others, and safely experiment and take risks. Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, Siegel explores exciting ways in which understanding how the brain functions can improve the lives of adolescents, making their relationships more fulfilling and less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.

The Adolescent Brain

Changes in learning, decision-making and social relations

Author: Eveline A. Crone

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317517695

Category: Psychology

Page: 150

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In recent years there have been tremendous advances in understanding how brain development underlies behavioural changes in adolescence. Based on the latest discoveries in the research field, Eveline A. Crone examines changes in learning, emotions, face processing and social relationships in relation to brain maturation, across the fascinating period of adolescent development. This book covers new insights from brain research that help us to understand what happens when children turn into adolescents and then into young adults. Why do they show increases in sensation-seeking, risk-taking and sensitivity to opinions of friends? With the arrival of neuroimaging techniques, it is now possible to unravel what goes on in an individual’s brain when completing cognitive tasks, when playing computer games, or when engaging in online social interactions. These findings help reveal how children learn, control thoughts and actions, plan activities, control emotions and think about intentions of others, offering a new perspective on behaviour and motivations of adolescents. This is the first comprehensive book to cover the many domains of adolescent brain development, stretching from cognitive to affective to social development. It is valuable reading for students and researchers in the field of adolescent development and developmental cognitive neuroscience and those interested in how the developing brain affects behaviour in the teenage years.

Frequently Asked Questions about how the Teen Brain Works

Author: Michael R. Wilson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1435853245

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Describes how the brains of adolescents differ from those of infants or adults, the structure and development of the human brain, the implications of recent discoveries for teen life and behavior, and possible future developments.

Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641195500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

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Was hat Alexander von Humboldt, der vor mehr als 150 Jahren starb, mit Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit zu tun? Der Naturforscher und Universalgelehrte, nach dem nicht nur unzählige Straßen, Pflanzen und sogar ein »Mare« auf dem Mond benannt sind, hat wie kein anderer Wissenschaftler unser Verständnis von Natur als lebendigem Ganzen, als Kosmos, in dem vom Winzigsten bis zum Größten alles miteinander verbunden ist und dessen untrennbarer Teil wir sind, geprägt. Die Historikerin Andrea Wulf stellt in ihrem vielfach preisgekrönten – so auch mit dem Bayerischen Buchpreis 2016 – Buch Humboldts Erfindung der Natur, die er radikal neu dachte, ins Zentrum ihrer Erkundungsreise durch sein Leben und Werk. Sie folgt den Spuren des begnadeten Netzwerkers und zeigt, dass unser heutiges Wissen um die Verwundbarkeit der Erde in Humboldts Überzeugungen verwurzelt ist. Ihm heute wieder zu begegnen, mahnt uns, seine Erkenntnisse endlich zum Maßstab unseres Handelns zu machen – um unser aller Überleben willen.