Monthly Archives: October 2016

Adolescents + Alcohol + Highly Caffeinated Drinks = Major Trouble

Researchers at Purdue have discovered that when adolescent rats are given alcoholic drinks that have high caffeine levels, the result is akin to taking cocaine, and the consequences in alterations to the brain may continue into adulthood. The authors write: … Continue reading

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‘Brain Friendly’ Practices for Adolescent Success

This week I had a ”Commentary” piece in Education Week, American education’s weekly newspaper of record, based on my new book The Power of the Adolescent Brain:  Strategies for Teaching Middle and High School Students (ASCD).  It also appeared in their … Continue reading

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6 Reasons for Fully Including Children with Special Needs in Regular Classrooms

This is a presentation I made at the 16th Encuentro Internacional de Educacion Inicial y Preescolar in Monterrey, Mexico on October 15th, 2016, which focused this year on inclusion and diversity.  The event was sponsored by an exemplary early childhood … Continue reading

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Metacognition Helps Students ‘Understand Their Gaps & How To Close Them

In this week’s online edition of Education Week I’ve contributed a post on metacognition and its importance for adolescent learning.  There are several other posts on metacognition as well on Ed. Week’s blog ”Classroom Q & A with Larry Ferlazzo. … Continue reading

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Unraveling the Mystery of Teaching the Adolescent Mind

Catch my interview with educator and best-selling author Rae Pica, and middle school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron, on BAM! Radio’s show ”Studentcentricity.”’ ”Every middle school teacher knows that teaching adolescents is one of the most confounding aspects of teaching. Our guests join us … Continue reading

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