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Contents Acknowledgments About the Author PART I DISCOVERING THE TEENAGE BRAIN 1. The Creatures in the Classroom! Those Exasperating and Unfathomable Teenagers How Do We Reach and Teach Those Unpredictable Teenage Brains? Wanted: A New Approach to Teaching Teenagers! Why Educators Need to Learn About the Teenage Brain Brain-Compatible Teaching and the New Science of Learning The Emergence of a New Pedagogical Model 2. Adolescence and The Teenage Brain?What?s Different and How Do We Know? Adolescence?Just the Quick Facts! The Teenage Brain?What We Had Believed How Neuroscience and Medical Technology Are Changing Our Ideas About the Teenage Brain The Future of Brain Imaging 3. Big Changes in the Teenage Brain: What We Have Learned and Are Learning The Teenage Brain??A Work in Progress? From Back to Front: Brain Growth, Neuron Proliferation and Pruning, Myelin Development What It All Means (We Think!) Looking Back at Part I?Reflection and Review PART II. TEN POWERFUL IDEAS ABOUT THE BRAIN AND LEARNING AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR TEACHING THE TEENAGE BRAIN 4. Powerful Idea #1: Constructing New Meaning What Powerful Idea#1 Means for Teachers How It Might Look?A Case Study (Saving the Old Victoria Street School) Constructivist Teaching Strategies 5. Powerful Idea#2: Different Ways of Learning ?Being Smart??Human Intelligence Preferred Ways of Learning?Our Learning Styles What Powerful Idea #2 Means for Teachers Unleashing the Potential of the Teenage Brain?Six Things You Ought to Do How It Might Look?A Case Study (Ms. Taylor?s Meteorology Unit) 6. Powerful Idea#3: Making Meaning, Connections and Patterns What Powerful Idea #3 Means for Teachers Some Strategies For You to Consider How It Might Look?A Case Study (Mrs. Parasiuk?s Poetry Class) 7. Powerful Idea#4: Whole Brain Learning Left, Right or ?Both Brains?? What Powerful Idea #4 Means for Teachers How It Might Look?A Case Study ( ?Whole Brain? Assessment in Mr. Amos? Horticulture Class) 8. Powerful Idea#5: Multiple Memory Pathways Different Kinds of Memory?Declarative vs Procedural Learning and Memory What Powerful Idea#5 Means for Teachers How It Might Look?A Case Study (Mrs. Singh?s ?Musical Science?) 9. Powerful Idea#6: Physical Activity and Movement Exercise For the Brain What Powerful Idea #6 Means for Teachers How It Might Look?A Case Study (Kinesthetic Learning in High School Biology) 10. Powerful Idea#7: Memory, Learning, and Emotion Too Much or Too Little? The Impact of High Stress and Threat Brain Attention and Focus Motivation and Engagement What Powerful Idea #7 Means for Teachers How It Might Look?A Case Study (The ?Affirmative? Mr. Hawkes) 11. Powerful Idea#8: Reflection and Self-assessment Knowing Oneself Reflection Metacognition What Powerful Idea #8 Means for Teachers How It Might Look?A Case Study (Feedback and Reflection in the Visual Arts Class) 12. Powerful Idea#9: Social Interaction and Learning What Powerful Idea # 9 Means for Teachers How It Might Look?A Case Study (A Jigsaw Activity in High School Political History) 13. Big Idea#10: Time and Timing When is the Best Time? An Optimal Time to Learn The Optimal Times During the Learning Episode The Optimal Times During the day What Powerful Idea #10 Means for Teachers How It Might Look?A Case Study (Mrs. Gregory?s Lesson Planning) Looking Back at Part II?Reflection and Review PART III. THE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT AND WHAT TEACHERS AND STUDENTS SHOULD BE DOING 14. The Learning Environment The Physical Environment The Socio-Emotional Environment The Intellectual Environment 15. The Brain Compatible Teacher: Changing and Evolving Roles A Complex and Challenging Profession The Teacher as Facilitator, Orchestrator, and Conductor The Teacher as Coach and Model The Teacher as Continuous Learner The Teacher as Monitor, Assessor, and Evaluator The Teacher as Resource 16. Teenage Students: Higher Expectations and New Roles What We Want and Need From Our Teenage Students Looking Back at Part III?Reflection and Review PART IV. NOW WHAT? SO WHAT??REFLECTING UPON WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED 17. What Does It All Mean? A Quick Review: The Important Things We Have Learned What Do We Need to do to Help Teenagers Reach Their Potential? Some Final Thoughts: Opening Doorways to Possibilities Wanted: An Epidemic For An Idea Glossary Resources Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Learning, Psychology of.
Adolescents -- Education.
Brain -- Growth.