ISBN-10:
1412962676
ISBN-13:
9781412962674
Pub. Date:
08/11/2009
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Secrets of the Teenage Brain: Research-Based Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Today's Adolescents / Edition 2

Secrets of the Teenage Brain: Research-Based Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Today's Adolescents / Edition 2

by Sheryl G. Feinstein, Eric Jensen
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ISBN-13: 9781412962674
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/11/2009
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 202
Sales rank: 815,108
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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Sheryl Feinstein is an Associate Professor at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD where she teaches in the Education Department. She is the author of a number of books, including Secrets of the Teenage Brain 2nd Ed (2009), Corwin Press; The Praeger Handbook of Learning and the Brain 2 vol. (2006), Praeger Publisher; Parenting the Teenage Brain: Understanding a Work in Progress, Teaching the At Risk Teenage Brain, and Inside the Teenage Brain: Understanding a Work in Progress (2009), Rowman & Littlefield Publisher; 101 Insights and Strategies for Parenting Teenagers (Fall, 2009), Healthy Learning Publishers; and Tanzanian Women in Their Own Words: Stories of Chronic Illness and Disability, (2009), Lexington Press.

In addition to teaching at Augustana College, Feinstein consults at a correctional facility for adolescent boys and at a separate site for Emotionally/Behaviorally Disturbed (EBD) adolescents in Minnesota. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2007-2008 to Tanzania where she taught at Tumaini University in Iringa and conducted research involving the adolescent. In 2006 she was a fellow at Oxford, UK.

Prior to joining Augustana College, Feinstein was an administrator for a K-12 school district in Minnesota and taught in the public schools in South Dakota and a private school in Missouri.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Eric Jensen
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
Glossary
1. Teen Brain: Under Construction
2. Teen Cognition and Learning
3. The Social Brain
4. Communication and the Unfinished Brain
5. Self-Concept Under Attack
6. The Risk-Taking Brain
7. Reaching and Teaching Today’s Adolescents—Tomorrow!
Conclusion: Secrets of the Teenage Brain—Revealed!
In Summary
Book Club Discussion Questions
References
Index

What People are Saying About This

Kathy Tritz-Rhodes

This book explains almost all of the headshaking frustrations educators express about teens. Educators will enjoy discovering that there is a biological reason for the behaviors and attitudes that teens demonstrate. Readers will also appreciate the practical and down-to-earth suggestions for helping students find school more appealing.

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