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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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”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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