Family & Relationships

Unlock Teen Brainpower

Unlock Teen Brainpower

Author: Judy Willis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781475852219

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 157

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All teens today, born after 2000, were thrust into a world with challenges and opportunities non-existent for previous generations. The compelling natures of the internet and social media, combined with the accelerated accumulation of information and changing facts, place exceedingly high demands on their brains' still developing critical control centers. Without guided opportunities, though, their brains will not achieve adequate capability to develop these control centers until their late twenties or beyond. While this book is for teens, it is parents, dedicated to their children's success, who will guide them to the book's resources so they can develop the brain circuits they need now, instead delaying a further ten years. Teens will enjoy learning about the neuroscience describing how their brains learn best and then choosing the activities they like, to activate their brain's neuroplasticity to build their essential control networks now. Through the activities and keys in this book, they will assume the drivers' seats as they boost their focus, organization, planning, motivated effort, thoughtful decision making, emotional self-regulation, and memory construction. As teens build the brains they want by using the guided skills they choose, they will embark on the path to achieving their highest potentials, effectively and joyfully.
Education

Upgrade Your Teaching

Upgrade Your Teaching

Author: Jay McTighe

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416627364

Category: Education

Page: 202

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How can educators leverage neuroscience research about how the human brain learns? How can we use this information to improve curriculum, instruction, and assessment so our students achieve deep learning and understanding in all subject areas? Upgrade Your Teaching: Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience answers these questions by merging insights from neuroscience with Understanding by Design (UbD), the framework used by thousands of educators to craft units of instruction and authentic assessments that emphasize understanding rather than recall. Readers will learn - How the brain processes incoming information and determines what is (or is not) retained as long-term memory; - How brain science reveals factors that influence student motivation and willingness to put forth effort; - How to fully engage all students through relevance and achievable challenge; - How key components of UbD, including backward design, essential questions, and transfer tasks, are supported by research in neuroscience; - Why specific kinds of teaching and assessment strategies are effective in helping students gain the knowledge, skills, and deep understanding they need to succeed in school and beyond; and - How to create a brain-friendly classroom climate that supports lasting learning. Authors Jay McTighe and Judy Willis translate research findings into practical information for everyday use in schools, at all grade levels and in all subject areas. With their guidance, educators at all levels can learn how to design and implement units that empower teachers and students alike to capitalize on the brain's tremendous capacity for learning.
Psychology

The Incredible Teenage Brain

The Incredible Teenage Brain

Author: Bettina Hohnen

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784509521

Category: Psychology

Page: 360

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This book is a must read for anyone parenting, teaching or supporting teens, who wants to empower them to reach their potential. Written by a team of clinical psychologists, it leads you through tried and tested strategies to build strong relationships and improve communication with young people as they develop, learn and grow. In the book we learn that the 'teenage brain' is unique which gives us an incredible opportunity for change and development, but it is also a time when young people are particularly sensitive and potentially vulnerable . It guides you through ways to communicate effectively with teens without negatively affecting their self-esteem. There are plenty of tips about what to say, what not say and the best mindset to use with teens, day to day. The authors draw from the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, years of clinical expertise and first-hand parenting experience. It's relatable like your best friend's advice, and informed by scientific evidence - easy to read, hard to put down.

Unlock Teen Brainpower

Unlock Teen Brainpower

Author: Judy Willis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1475852207

Category:

Page: 120

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Through the activities and keys in this book, teens will strengthen their brain networks to take command of their focus, organization, sustained effort, thoughtful decision making, and durable memory construction.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Teen Witches' Guide to Spells

The Teen Witches' Guide to Spells

Author: Xanna Eve Chown

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 9781398819610

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Discover the wisdom and wonder of ancient and modern spellcraft in this invaluable introductory guide to magic. It's a must-have for every girl who's ready to release her inner enchantress ... and live a charmed life! Inside you'll find everything that you need to get started with divination, charms, and enchantments. Practical tips and techniques will help you to achieve the creative state of mind necessary for magic. You'll learn the secrets of potions and candles; spoken and written spells; and the power of your own feelings. Find out what your castings can reveal about your personality and destiny, learn how to bless and protect your friends and family -- and find your own twist on an ancient tradition. Discover the secret forces of the universe ... and unlock your own hidden power!
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Teen Witches' Guide to Crystals

The Teen Witches' Guide to Crystals

Author: Xanna Eve Chown

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 9781398819597

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Tune into the mysterious powers of the Earth with this invaluable introductory guide to crystals and gemstones. It's a must-have for every girl who's ready to explore the hidden magic of the universe ... and bring the dazzling power of crystals into her own life! Inside you'll find everything that you need to get started with this exciting branch of witchcraft. Discover how to harness the qualities of different crystals for inspiration, friendship, confidence, and even romance. Find out what crystals can revel about your personality, how they can empower you -- and harness their vibrational energies to bring fortune and happiness to your friends and family. Discover the secret forces of the universe ... and unlock your own hidden power!
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Teen Witches' Guide to Palm Reading

The Teen Witches' Guide to Palm Reading

Author: Xanna Eve Chown

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 9781398819580

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Discover the art of palm reading in this invaluable introductory guide. It's a must-have for every girl who's ready to get in touch with her inner magic ... and live a charmed life! Inside you'll find everything that you need to get started with this exciting branch of divination. Discover the secrets of hand shapes, minor and major lines, and the art of palmistry. Find out what your hands say about your personality, what your life path has in store for you -- and delight your friends by giving them accurate readings too. Discover the secret forces of the universe ... and unlock your own hidden power!
Psychology

Brain Power

Brain Power

Author: J. Graham Beaumont

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 0060181974

Category: Psychology

Page: 260

View: 211

Offers a complete understanding of the way your mind works, examines the brain's capacity for creativity, practical problem-solving, reasoning, and using language effectively.
Health & Fitness

Make Your Brain Smarter

Make Your Brain Smarter

Author: Sandra Bond Chapman Ph. D.

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451665482

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 895

Draws on the latest scientific discoveries to outline tests and exercises for improving cognitive fitness, in a reference that focuses on recent understandings about the frontal lobe to explain how to promote brain health at any age.

Popular Science

Popular Science

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Page: 136

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Mickey Mensa

Mickey Mensa

Author: Dean Taylor

Publisher: M D Taylor

ISBN: 9781465903723

Category:

Page: 18

View: 639

Challenging Crossword Puzzles for Teens

Challenging Crossword Puzzles for Teens

Author: Chris King

Publisher: Rockridge Press

ISBN: 1638079528

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Page:

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