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ERIC Number: ED497330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul-28
Pages: 162
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-57886-646-4ISBN-978-1-57886-646-5
Teaching the At-Risk Teenage Brain
Feinstein, Sheryl
Rowman & Littlefield Education
While all teenage behavior and character traits can be challenging, the issues facing the at-risk teenager are particularly thorny. Anger, aggression, and a lack of good decision-making may happen on a minute-to-minute basis, as teachers try to guide these young adults. Unlocking the key to keeping them in school and facilitating proficiency in reading, writing, and math is not for the weak of heart. A strong constitution, compassionate spirit, and solid knowledge base make the difference in this meaningful work. Neuroscientists now have the technology to make amazing and startling discoveries about this unexplored territory. Combining their work with the work of psychologists and educationists is creating a new and exciting landscape for educators. In "Teaching the At-Risk Teenage Brain", Feinstein provides research in a reader-friendly way to help teachers and administrators better understand the at-risk student. Feinstein also includes numerous brain-compatible instructional strategies and classroom management techniques, all intended to teach, support, and guide at-risk teenage students. Chapters include: (1) The At-Risk Teenage Brain; (2) Teaching the At-Risk Adolescent; (3) Staying and Thriving in School; (4) An Emotional Commotion; (5) Emotions Gone Awry; (6) The Social Life of Teens; (7) Getting Physical; (8) Meeting Special Challenges; (9) Addiction: Alcohol, Drugs, and Smoking; and (10) One More Chance: Education in Juvenile Correctional Facilities.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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