Monthly Archives: September 2016

Teens Need Courses in ”Mental Hygiene” to Help Cope with Stress

A new study reported on in the journal Psychological Science reports that high school students who were given a simple reading and writing exercise at the beginning of the school year designed to communicate the idea that social traits are … Continue reading

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”Brain-Hostile” Education – How Schools are Failing Our Adolescents (Washington Post Blog)

Today the Washington Post blog ”The Answer Sheet” by Valerie Strauss, ran an excerpt from my book The Power of the Adolescent Brain:  Strategies for Teaching Middle and High School Students.  To read, click here. 

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Are We Doing Enough to Educate the Adolescent Mind?

Here is a link to an interview I did with Rod Berger on edCircuit about how we need to pay attention to recent research on adolescent brain development as we reform our secondary schools. It is based on my new book … Continue reading

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The Evolutionary Advantages of Being a Reckless Teenager

This is part 3 of a video series based on my book The Power of the Adolescent Brain: Strategies for Teaching Middle and High School Students.  You can watch the video, or if you’re more of a reader, I’ve included … Continue reading

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Biggest Study Yet Scheduled on Adolescent Brain Development (Will Last Years)

There’s been a lot of buzz in the news over the past few days about a humongous new longitudinal study being launched by the National Institutes of Health in conjunction with several universities to study the brains of 10,000 kids … Continue reading

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