Category Archives: Videos

”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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Video: The Power of the Adolescent Brain: Part 2 – Six Key Facts About the Adolescent Brain

In this video, I explore six key findings from recent research into how the adolescent brain functions and develops over time.  To further explore these issues, see my book The Power of the Adolescent Brain:  Strategies for Teaching Middle and … Continue reading

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New Video: The Passion and Promise of the Teenage Years (First in a Series)

I’m starting a new video series based upon my book The Power of the Adolescent Brain: Strategies for Teaching Middle and High School Students (ASCD).  This is the first video, entitled ”The Passion and Promise of the Teenage Years.”  For … Continue reading

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