Lighthearted and informative, this hands-on resource helps educators understand the key issues affecting cognition and adolescent learners' emotional, social, and physical well-being. Each chapter is supported with a multitude of techniques that can be adapted to individual content areas and teachers will find new sections about:
- Technology and the brain
- Mirror neurons and at-risk behaviors like cutting, violence and aggression
- An Educator's Book Club guide for sharing the challenges of teaching adolescents
Secrets of the Teenage Brain, Second Edition, expands knowledge of the teenage brain and brain-compatible instructional strategies. Because the field of neuroscience is continuously and extensively emerging with new research, it was important to supplement the first edition with the latest cutting-edge research, fresh instructional strategies, and current insights into trends and topics.
Special features in the second edition include the role of mirror neurons in learning through observation, technology and the brain, students with ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder), cutting, steroid use, and violence and aggression; giving new perspectives and insights. The Book Club Discussion Questions are an added addition that facilitates teachers and other educators to form learning communities to discuss and learn from colleagues.