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

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

by Raleigh T. Philp




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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412944830
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 09/01/2006
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About 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.

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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