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.

The Teenage Brain

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

Author: Frances E. Jensen,Amy Ellis Nutt

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062067869

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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A New York Times Bestseller Renowned neurologist Dr. Frances E. Jensen offers a revolutionary look at the brains of teenagers, dispelling myths and offering practical advice for teens, parents and teachers. Dr. Frances E. Jensen is chair of the department of neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. As a mother, teacher, researcher, clinician, and frequent lecturer to parents and teens, she is in a unique position to explain to readers the workings of the teen brain. In The Teenage Brain, Dr. Jensen brings to readers the astonishing findings that previously remained buried in academic journals. The root myth scientists believed for years was that the adolescent brain was essentially an adult one, only with fewer miles on it. Over the last decade, however, the scientific community has learned that the teen years encompass vitally important stages of brain development. Samples of some of the most recent findings include: Teens are better learners than adults because their brain cells more readily "build" memories. But this heightened adaptability can be hijacked by addiction, and the adolescent brain can become addicted more strongly and for a longer duration than the adult brain. Studies show that girls' brains are a full two years more mature than boys' brains in the mid-teens, possibly explaining differences seen in the classroom and in social behavior. Adolescents may not be as resilient to the effects of drugs as we thought. Recent experimental and human studies show that the occasional use of marijuana, for instance, can cause lingering memory problems even days after smoking, and that long-term use of pot impacts later adulthood IQ. Multi-tasking causes divided attention and has been shown to reduce learning ability in the teenage brain. Multi-tasking also has some addictive qualities, which may result in habitual short attention in teenagers. Emotionally stressful situations may impact the adolescent more than it would affect the adult: stress can have permanent effects on mental health and can to lead to higher risk of developing neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression. Dr. Jensen gathers what we’ve discovered about adolescent brain function, wiring, and capacity and explains the science in the contexts of everyday learning and multitasking, stress and memory, sleep, addiction, and decision-making. In this groundbreaking yet accessible book, these findings also yield practical suggestions that will help adults and teenagers negotiate the mysterious world of adolescent development.

Secrets of the Teenage Brain

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

Author: Sheryl G. Feinstein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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!

Secrets of the Teenage Brain

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

Author: Sheryl Feinstein

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412962668

Category: Education

Page: 202

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The updated edition offers a unique blend of cutting-edge research, fresh instructional strategies, and insights into the adolescent brain to help educators better support their teenage students.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

Summary & Study Guide - The Teenage Brain

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

Author: Lee Tang

Publisher: LMT Press

ISBN: 1988970067

Category: Science

Page: 78

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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 the 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—helps you understand the key concepts. * Online Videos—covers the concepts in more depth. Value-added from this guide: * Save time * Understand key concepts * Expand your knowledge

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.

Freaking Out!

The Science of the Teenage Brain

Author: Dana Meachen Rau

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756545005

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Describes the human brain and how it functions, and discusses the nervous system, thought, memory, emotions, the sleep cycle, and brain injuries.

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 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Prize 2018. Up to the minute brain science from a world class scientist. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore explains how the adolescent brain transforms as it develops and shapes the adults we become. 'Beautifully written with clarity, expertise and honesty about the most important subject for all of us. I couldn’t put it down.' - Professor Robert Winston Drawing upon her cutting-edge research Professor Blakemore explores: · What makes the adolescent brain different? · Why does an easy child become a challenging teenager? · What drives the excessive risk-taking and the need for intense friendships common to teenagers? · Why it is that many mental illnesses – depression, addiction, schizophrenia – begin during these formative years. And she shows that while adolescence is a period of vulnerability, it is also a time of enormous creativity and opportunity.

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.

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.

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.

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 neuroscientific reasons why smart teens make dumb decisions! Behold the mind-controlling power of executive function! Thrill to a vision of a better school for the teenage brain! Whether you're a parent interacting with one adolescent or a teacher interacting with many, you know teens can be hard to parent and even harder to teach. The eye-rolling, the moodiness, the wandering attention, the drama. It's not you, it's them. More specifically, it's their brains. In accessible language and with periodic references to Star Trek, motorcycle daredevils, and near-classic movies of the '80s, developmental molecular biologist John Medina, author of the New York Times best-seller Brain Rules, explores the neurological and evolutionary factors that drive teenage behavior and can affect both achievement and engagement. Then he proposes a research-supported counterattack: a bold redesign of educational practices and learning environments to deliberately develop teens' cognitive capacity to manage their emotions, plan, prioritize, and focus. Attack of the Teenage Brain! is an enlightening and entertaining read that will change the way you think about teen behavior and prompt you to consider how else parents, educators, and policymakers might collaborate to help our challenging, sometimes infuriating, often weird, and genuinely wonderful kids become more successful learners, in school and beyond.

The Teen Brain Book

Who & what are You?

Author: Dale Bick Carlson

Publisher: Bick Publishing House

ISBN: 9781884158292

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 222

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Presents information on how the brain works and develops, how the brain relates to the self, and how the teenage brain can be harmed or helped by certain actions or decisions.

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.