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Your Face Scares Me: Understanding the Hyperrational Adolescent Brain

Your Face Scares Me: Understanding the Hyperrational Adolescent Brain | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

A few ideas for dealing with teens and their peculiarities culled from a recent book  by Dr. Daniel Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain.

 

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What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains

What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

This short article is geared more towards elementary educators but I think the main idea of it is still pertinent to high school educators--that kids should understand how their brains work so that they can understand how they learn. The term we used to throw around in education classes was "metacognition."  Also, I'm a big believer in telling teens about how their brains work in order to make the point that it is dangerous to expose them to various toxic substances.

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Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn From Jazz Musicians

Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn From Jazz Musicians | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Engaging in creative activities, such as making music and art, helps the brain get better at solving problems. 

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