New books: Brain-friendly strategies for teaching teens

New books: Brain-friendly strategies for teaching teens

New books: Brain-friendly strategies for teaching teens

Date posted: June 27, 2013

New in the library!

Secrets of the teenage brain: research-based strategies for reaching and teaching today’s adolescent.
Sheryl G. Feinstein. New York: Skyhorse, 2009.
This hands-on guide explains the biological and neurological changes happening in the teenage brain. 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 stories and research explaining the growing adolescent brain; examples of how the teenage brain deals with stress, pressures, and cognitive and social matters; strategies for approaching issues like ADHD, steroid use, and aggression; and Insights into what motivates a teen’s behavior.

Turnaround tools for the teenage brain: helping underperforming students become lifelong learners.
Eric Jensen & Carole Snider. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2013.
Combining research with practical applications, this book looks at classroom-tested strategies that can be used to help underperforming high school students graduate. The focus is on four teachable factors: attitude, cognitive capacity (including attention, memory, processing speed, and deferred gratification), effort, and focused strategy. Includes student handouts.

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