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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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Teenage Brain is Adaptive for Reward-Seeking Behaviors

Everyone knows that teens have a larger appetite for quick rewards than either adults or children.  But up until now scientists have been uncertain about whether this tendency had any beneficial impact. Some have argued, in fact, that this propensity … Continue reading

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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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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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New Study Says Teens Will Eat Healthy If They View Food Industry as Manipulative Authority

A new study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that a adolescents will eat healthy foods if they believe they are ”sticking it to the man.”  When given accurate information, for example, about how the food … Continue reading

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