Engaging 'Tweens and Teens: A Brain-Compatible Approach to Reaching Middle and High School Students / Edition 1

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Gaina solid understanding of the basic neurobiology behind adolescent behaviors and invigorate your teaching practices using music, movement, and brain-based activities.
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Editorial Reviews

Eric Jensen
"A remarkable blend of scientific and practical strategies. Full of heart, creativity, scientific veracity, and wisdom. A must-read for all educators who want to get inside the teenage brain."
Teacher Librarian
"Easier to read than most, because of the excellent text structure, illustrations, and attractive layout. This book can be used as a 1-chapter, 20-minute study with an application strategy; such a mini-workshop exercise can be both fun and instructive."
Sheryl Feinstein
"Explains the latest advances in neuro-cognitive science and supports them with practical classroom applications. This book demystifies the what, why, and how of brain-compatible teaching."
Eric H. Chudler
"Discusses a variety of neuroscientific findings relevant to classroom teachers and their students, and includes many practical tips. A tremendous resource for educators and parents!"
Jeff Haebig
"Masterfully distills brain research into easily understood concepts, connecting each to simple teaching methods that lead to peak academic performance."
Teacher Librarian
"Easier to read than most, because of the excellent text structure, illustrations, and attractive layout. This book can be used as a 1-chapter, 20-minute study with an application strategy; such a mini-workshop exercise can be both fun and instructive."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890460495
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 1,540,351
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Raleigh Philp has taught at every level of public and private school from grade school through graduate school. Currently, he is a consultant for the California State Department of Education’s health related programs, and an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University, teaching science and health methods courses in the graduate school of education.

Over the last decade, Raleigh has devoted his academic efforts to studying the literature on brain research. He is primarily interested in the application of neuroscience to learning. He is committed to helping educators better understand adolescent brain development so they may focus their instruction to reach students with varied learning methods. Raleigh has presented brain-compatible learning workshops and been a keynote speaker at universities, county offices of education, and school districts throughout California, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico Idaho, Washington, and Wyoming. He is a past recipient of the California Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching, as well as a Fulbright grant.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
1. What We Know About the Brain and Learning: Integrating Neuroscience, Psychology, and Education
2. Mapping the Brain: New Findings in Brain Research
3. Environmental and Genetic Effects on the Developing Brain
4. The Brain During Adolescence: Making Sense of Technology, Media, Social Status, and Education
5. Making Material Meaningful: Connecting Emotions and Learning
6. Stress and the Brain-Body Connection: Restoring Balance in the Classroom
7. Managing Students’ Physiological States for Engaged Learning
8. Using Music Effectively to Enhance Learning
9. This is Your Brain On…: Understanding and Curbing Adolescent Substance Abuse
10. Drugs That Enhance Student Achievement: Good Kids Making Bad Decisions
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