Tag Archives: adolescent brain development

‘Learning Self-Regulation’ Is Needed on Path to Academic Success

Education Week Teacher has a feature ”Classroom Q & A with Larry Ferlazzo,” which has a different education topic every week, to which guest writers post responses.  Last week it was:  ”’Learning Self-Regulation’ Is Needed on Path to Academic Success.”  … Continue reading

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The Power of the Adolescent Brain On ASCD’s Monthly Twitter Chat

Catch me on Twitter Tuesday from 8-9 pm ET at #ASCDL2L for Q & A on my new book The Power of the Adolescent Brain.  I’ll be talking about brain friendly and brain unfriendly approaches to helping teens learn in … Continue reading

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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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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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