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Vatterott, Cathy – Educational Leadership, 2019
Excessive workloads, crammed schedules, and "perfectionism" are causing today's teens undue stress. Cathy Vatterott, an international expert on K-12 homework, describes this as an epidemic of "rudderless box checkers--four AP classes, check; debate team, check; two sports, check; honor roll, check." What can educators do then…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Personality Traits, Stress Variables, Stress Management
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Allan, Adrian – School Science Review, 2017
Reform of the Scottish science curriculum for Higher Chemistry gave students the opportunity to experiment with essential oils and fragrances. With the support of a Royal Society Partnership Grant, the students learnt how to isolate and identify compounds in essential oils using microscale steam distillation and thin-layer chromatography. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum, Chemistry
Immordino-Yang, Mary Helen; Knecht, Douglas R. – Educational Leadership, 2020
Human beings construct narratives about the world and their experiences in it--whether in math class or at the dinner table, people tell themselves stories about who they and others are, how the world works and why. Among teenagers, these meaning-making narratives are related to the activity and changing connectivity of the networks in their…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Development, Adolescent Development, Brain
Case, Anny Fritzen – Educational Leadership, 2019
Immigrant origin teens (who either immigrated to the U.S. or have parents who did) are the fastest growing group of students in U.S. schools. The more teachers understand about the lives and struggles of this diverse group of teens, the more they can tap into these teens' resilience and help them thrive in U.S. schools. Case shares some key…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Adolescents, Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Teachers
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Watson, Linnea Lynne; Vogel, Linda R. – Cogent Education, 2017
While recent research has shown the long-term effects of teen pregnancy are not as devastating as once predicted, more than 40 years after the passage of Title IX legislation mandating equal educational opportunities for pregnant and parenting teens, only 50% of teen parents graduate high school, lagging far behind their non-parenting peers. This…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Pregnancy, Pregnant Students, Adolescents
Hardie, Eric – Educational Leadership, 2019
One Canadian school district, seeking to help ease the anxiety, stress, and depression issues their teens reported, piloted a program to include students in school climate survey data analysis. Small groups of teenagers, staff, and administrators from the district's schools meet twice a year to discuss the data and real-world solutions to bring…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, School Districts, Anxiety
DeJulius, Dena C.; McLean, Lisa H. – Educational Leadership, 2019
Educators from a rural school describe the alternative program their school developed to help students who were seriously isolated, anxious, and disengaged--some of whom were falling through the cracks. These students are placed in smaller ELA, math, and science classes (usually with two teachers) so they receive more attention. They also enjoy…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Rural Schools, Nontraditional Education, At Risk Students
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Silva, Karol; Robles, Reyneris J.; Friedrich, Elizabeth; Fisher Thiel, Megan; Ford, Carol A.; Miller, Victoria A. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2021
Stereotyped beliefs about the teen years may guide individuals' cognition, behaviors, and well-being. This study explored associations between parents' generalized views of typical adolescents and parent and teen well-being and examined parent-adolescent communication (PAC) as a potential mechanism in that association. One-hundred twenty…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Beliefs, Parent Child Relationship, Adolescents
Anderson, Amelia – ALA Editions, 2021
This second edition provides key information, updated program ideas, and practical tips that will help library workers feel more prepared to serve members of this prevalent population. Since the first edition of this landmark guide was published, there has been increased interest in services for library patrons on the autism spectrum; indeed, more…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Adolescents
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Koudelka, Cindi M. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2021
Conducting Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) is more than a methodology; it is an epistemology--a way of positioning adolescents as agents for critical civic praxis. Educators attempting to use YPAR in traditional spaces often must navigate tensions between this type of critical pedagogy and systems that limit the definition of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation, Participatory Research
Kurtz, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alex; Chen, Victor; Furuya, Yukiko – Editorial Projects in Education, 2021
Since the coronavirus pandemic began in early 2020, K-12 students have faced unprecedented upheaval in many aspects of their daily lives. Their schools abruptly closed and almost overnight their classes shifted to remote learning, a largely unfamiliar instructional model for them and their teachers. To learn more about the impact on students'…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Mental Health, High School Students
Jensen, Frances E. – Independent School, 2015
The last decade has yielded an unprecedented amount of new science relating to the unique strengths and weaknesses of the adolescent and young adult brain. It is now crystal clear that when it comes to the brain, adolescents are not simply adults with fewer miles on them. In fact, the brain is the last organ in the body to mature, and is finally…
Descriptors: Brain, Neuropsychology, Neurosciences, Adolescent Development
Boser, Ulrich – Educational Leadership, 2019
Although mastering the art of learning how to learn is considered one of the most important skills for young people, few teens know the basics of how to best learn something. And teachers rarely receive training in how to helps students become successful learners. The author describes seven well-supported techniques for learning anything that…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Learning Strategies, Active Learning, Attention
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Bush, Sarah A.; Grove, Benjamin B.; Johnson, Jeremy C.; Price, Tonya T.; Seibel, Megan M. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2019
The Teen Excellence in Leadership Institute (TELI) was created to provide meaningful leadership and civic-engagement experiences to teens. We integrated Chickering's Theory of Identity Development and the 4-H Citizenship Framework to develop program objectives and a model, consisting of four components: understanding of self, developing a network,…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Adolescents, Citizen Participation, Program Effectiveness
Anater, Alexine F.; Dion, Tessa – Communique, 2019
Approximately 30% of adolescents in the United States who date were affected by teen dating violence (TDV) in 2013, according to self-report from the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS; Vagi, Olsen, Basile, & Vivolo-Kantor, 2015). Limited interest in researching TDV arose around 30 years ago. In the past 10 years, research on TDV and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Dating (Social), Violence, Interpersonal Relationship
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