Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens
22.4K views | +1 today
Follow
 
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
onto Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens
Scoop.it!

Study Finds Brain Changes in College Football Players @insidehighered

Study Finds Brain Changes in College Football Players @insidehighered | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds changes in the brains of college football players -- with and without a history of a concussion,


more...
No comment yet.
Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens
News and Opinion of Interest to Parents and Professionals Working with With Struggling Young People - Web Page www.strugglingteens.com
Curated by Lon Woodbury
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Woodbury Reports Places For Struggling Teens - News and Views

Woodbury Reports Places For Struggling Teens - News and Views | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

This is a supplemental publication of Woodbury Reports' Places for Struggling Teens, www.strugglingteens.com.  We search the Internet to find articles and opinions that might be helpful to professionals in the private parent-choice network, and parents working with teens with behavioral/emotional/learning problems.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

Harnessing the Incredible Learning Potential of the Adolescent Brain

Harnessing the Incredible Learning Potential of the Adolescent Brain | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

“[Adolescence is] a stage of life when we can really thrive, but we need to take advantage of the opportunity,” said Temple University neuroscientist Laurence Steinberg at a Learning and the Brain conference in Boston. Steinberg has spent his career studying how the adolescent brain develops and believes there is a fundamental disconnect between the popular characterizations of adolescents and what’s really going on in their brains.

....


Via Gust MEES
Lon Woodbury's insight:

It seems like boredom is deadly to the learning process and that's exactly what high school students report is what is happening to them in most schools - The lack of challenge. k-Lon

more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, November 3, 2016 9:55 AM
[Adolescence is] a stage of life when we can really thrive, but we need to take advantage of the opportunity,” said Temple University neuroscientist Laurence Steinberg at a Learning and the Brain conference in Boston. Steinberg has spent his career studying how the adolescent brain develops and believes there is a fundamental disconnect between the popular characterizations of adolescents and what’s really going on in their brains.

Because the brain is still developing during adolescence, it has incredible plasticity. It’s akin to the first five years of life, when a child’s brain is growing and developing new pathways all the time in response to experiences. Adult brains are somewhat plastic as well — otherwise they wouldn’t be able to learn new things — but “brain plasticity in adulthood involves minor changes to existing circuits, not the wholesale development of new ones or elimination of others,” Steinberg said.

 

The adolescent brain is exquisitely sensitive to experience,” Steinberg said. “It is like the recording device is turned up to a different level of sensitivity.” That’s why humans tend to remember even the most mundane events from adolescence much better than even important events that took place later in life. It also means adolescence could be an extremely important window for learning that sticks. Steinberg notes this window is also lengthening as scientists observe the onset of puberty happening earlier and young people taking on adult roles later in life. Between these two factors, one biological and one social, adolescence researchers now generally say the period lasts 15 years between the ages of 10 and 25.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Brain

 

Use #Andragogy UP from 11 years:

 

 https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/andragogy-adult-teaching-how-to-teach-ict/

 

 

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 5, 2016 2:44 AM

Useful post, presenting an interesting vision of the theme. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish I also recommend the site http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, November 5, 2016 7:04 AM
The problem is that many high schools confuse “challenging work” with “amount of work.”
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Greg Burnham Announced As Clinical Director of Outback Therapeutic Expeditions (UT)

Greg Burnham Announced As Clinical Director of Outback Therapeutic Expeditions (UT) | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
It is with great enthusiasm that we announce Greg Burnham, MS, LMFT as the newest member of the Outback Therapeutic Expeditions Team.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership
Scoop.it!

The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent #EQ 

The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent #EQ  | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Even EQ is better in moderation.

But is higher EQ always beneficial? Although the downside of higher EQ remains largely unexplored, there are many reasons for being cautious about a one-size-fits-all or higher-is-always-better take on EQ. Most things are better in moderation, and there is a downside to every human trait. Let’s focus again on Gemma and explore some of the less favorable implications of her high EQ.


Via Fouad Bendris, massimo facchinetti, Stefano Principato, Dean J. Fusto
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Nothing is perfect, and as desirable as having good Emotional Intelligence (EQ), there are many situations where it is a handicap.  -Lon

more...
Fouad Bendris's curator insight, January 14, 9:17 AM
Though definitions vary, EQ always comprises intrapersonal and interpersonal skills — in particular high adjustment, sociability, sensitivity, and prudence. Thousands of scientific studies have tested the importance of EQ in various domains of life, providing compelling evidence for the benefits of higher EQ with regards to work, health, and relationships !
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Fell off the Wagon after Detox from Alcohol? Here's Why. 

Fell off the Wagon after Detox from Alcohol? Here's Why.  | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
You realized you were in trouble. Maybe you yourself didn’t see it, but a loved one or friend did and gently pushed you towards getting the help you needed.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Why You Should Never Be Friends With Your Kids 

It’s not because I don’t like them. Sure. they’re good people. But my kids and me? We ain't never gunna be friends!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Can Parents Win the Technology Arms Race-Interview With Aaron McGinley

Can Parents Win the Technology Arms Race-Interview With Aaron McGinley | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Can parents win the technology arms race? Aaron McGinley explained that they can if they realize what makes some children obsessed to a harmful degree with technology, and realize what it is about their own child that makes them vulnerable to this temptation.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Dopamine is a key to the reward center in the brain, Explained McGinley.  Usually it is a major motivator for healthy goal setting, but with some children, it leads to self harmful behaviors like digital, drug and alcohol addiction. -Lon 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

3 Ways to Identify if You Have Low Expectations for Your Teen 

3 Ways to Identify if You Have Low Expectations for Your Teen  | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Have low expectations of your teen? Trace Embry, Host of License to Parent, provides three ways to identify if you have low expectations for your teen.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

In surveys, one of the most common complaints of students, especially the good students, has been that school is either not challenging, or is boring. -Lon

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Open Sky Wilderness Elevates Danny Frazer

Open Sky Wilderness Elevates Danny Frazer | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
I am pleased to announce Danny Frazer has been named Open Sky’s new Program Director. As Program Director, Danny is responsible for the overall quality, safety, and delivery of services to our students and families. As one of the organization’s founders, Danny has been with Open Sky since the beginning; helping to craft and foster our vision to be the premier family-centered wilderness experience.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

5 Big Ideas In Education That Don't Work

5 Big Ideas In Education That Don't Work | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Some of the most popular ideas in education aren't necessarily the best fixes.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

All five ideas are those that are approached globally, that is education policy that is applied across the board to everyone, or general categories of students.  He also suggests that in each one of them, the basic ideas is right when it can be personalized into individualized application for each student or teacher. -Lon

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Psychology’s Dilemma, By Christopher OConnor

Psychology’s Dilemma, By	Christopher OConnor | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
“Pop Psychology” and “psychobabble” are two terms that are often used in a pejorative sense to describe elements of the field of psychology. No other science has earned such monikers that belittle the institutions and research upon which they are founded. The roots of these negative expressions can be linked to a long colorful history […]
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Psychology has always struggled to be accepted as a "science."  This essay is intriguing in looking at the causes of that and what it means. -Lon

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Mountain Valley Treatment Center (NH) Employment Opportunity

Mountain Valley Treatment Center (NH) Employment Opportunity | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Mountain Valley Treatment Center (MVTC), a specialized residential program for adolescents with debilitating anxiety and OCD, has become known for a comprehensive and integrated program.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Can Gamification Help Struggling Students? – The Tech Edvocate

Can Gamification Help Struggling Students? – The Tech Edvocate | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

But why is gamification popping up everywhere? It’s actually pretty simple; because it often works. In fact, it might be the ideal way to help struggling students get back on track.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

This is What Happens to Your Brain When You’re Addicted to Opioids

This is What Happens to Your Brain When You’re Addicted to Opioids | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Experts explain the effects opioid painkillers have on the teenage brain - and why the effects may be even more sinister than on adult brains.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

This includes part of an interview with Jamison Monroe, founder of Newport Academy. -Lon

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Beyond addiction: Finding sobriety 

Beyond addiction: Finding sobriety  | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Todd Stebbing was a 22-year-old heroin addict when he enrolled in Red Oak Recovery’s program on Sept. 14, 2014. The primary treatment facility in Leicester serves men ages 18-30 who have substance abuse and mental health issues. Stebbing shot up for the first time during his freshman year of college in Norfolk, Va. Within six…
Lon Woodbury's insight:

These stories are typical of those who succeed in quality treatment programs. I've heard many of them. -Lon

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Salman Khan: These 3 Ideas Will Completely Change How Education Works

Salman Khan: These 3 Ideas Will Completely Change How Education Works | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Underemployment may be a thing of the past.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Some very successful school in the therapeutic boarding school network have been using these ideas for years. -Lon

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

The Key to School Change: Getting Comfortable With Discomfort

The Key to School Change: Getting Comfortable With Discomfort | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Improvement requires change, which often means discomfort. Your school can edge out of its comfort zone by breaking down silos, taking risks, and shifting resources.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

The basic idea here is that when someone tries to improve a school in any significant way, many people are going to be uncomfortable and push back.  It is the push back that makes change hard.  Therapeutic Boarding Schools have long since gone through that transition and using a whole child perspective, have incorporated that discomfort into the routine curriculum. -Lon

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Misconceptions of Teen Obesity-Interview With Jim Hershey, GEM Academy (UT)

Misconceptions of Teen Obesity-Interview With Jim Hershey, GEM Academy (UT) | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Jim Hershey explained that there is much confusion and misunderstanding about teen obesity which is considered an epidemic.

Lon Woodbury's insight:

Teen Obesity is not as much about diet as it is about genetics and behavior.  Listen to Hershey explain the basic causes. -Lon

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Technology and today’s vast and immensely underserved mental health population

Technology and today’s vast and immensely underserved mental health population | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Someone in your life is suffering from a mental disorder right now. You may not know it, but it’s there. Indeed, one in five adults suffers from a mental..
Lon Woodbury's insight:

What is the solution to mental health problem stigma and vast underserved populations?  -Lon

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Educational Technology News
Scoop.it!

Teens, Social Media, and Narcissism

Teens, Social Media, and Narcissism | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Recent studies have confirmed a sharp increase in narcissism in the past decade that corresponds with the proliferation and increased use of social media.

Via EDTECH@UTRGV
more...
Tan Ling Xuan's comment, February 5, 3:51 AM

It seems that social media has perpetuated the need for youths to deem their self worth on others and are constantly seeking for approval. Youths mould a distorted image of themselves, selectively choosing to showcase the positive side of life. As long as social media enhances one’s perception of themselves through the instant gratification one gets from the likes and comments, it is a matter of time when self confidence be gradually magnified to extreme admiration for oneself. However, I stand for the opinion that narcissism is the new norm in society, and that humans are all a bit narcissistic in nature and social media has just provided the platform to express ourselves.
Lon Woodbury's comment, February 5, 11:38 AM
Good insight. My sense is that technology expands what is already in the human heart and social media magnifies and encourages narcissism.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Psychologist Professor Offers Surprisingly Dramatic Evidence of Nutrients for Mental Illness

Psychologist Professor Offers Surprisingly Dramatic Evidence of Nutrients for Mental Illness | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
I don't share many videos, but this one by clinical psychologist Julia Rucklidge of the University of Canterbury is worth watching if you have any reason to
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century
Scoop.it!

How Iceland Got Teens to Say No to Drugs

How Iceland Got Teens to Say No to Drugs | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Curfews, sports, and understanding kids’ brain chemistry have all helped dramatically curb substance abuse in the country.

Via Peter Mellow
Lon Woodbury's insight:

This sounds partially along the lines of "midnight basketball" that was pursued a number of years ago in the US.  The Iceland experience suggests that the US pursuit was along the right lines, but it seems to have disappeared so what happened?  -Lon

more...
Sonja Lam's comment, January 22, 12:12 AM
I see the issue of youths taking drugs as a way for them to cope with their stress and troubles faced in daily life. I believe the reason for them resorting to drugs to solve their problems is because these youths do not have a hobby, interest or outlet for them to vent frustration and anger. Taking drugs stimulates certain emotions in these youths that make them feel happier or relaxed, as does doing something enjoyable and interesting like sports, art or dancing. Both activities can help youths cope with unhappiness, however taking drugs would cause a more detrimental effect on these people should they use it as a constant default method of dealing with stress.

As the article mentions, the nationwide effort of helping youths and young adults find an interest is one of their priorities to help them solve the problem of increasing cases of drug abuse. However, enrolling students and youths in school programmes to develop their interests is just not enough. Along with helping themselves, support and encouragement has to be seen from their teachers and especially their parents. What I highly support in the article was the abolishment of typical parenting tactics such as forcing their child to periodically stay home at certain periods of time to talk about their life or share personal life with their family. Instead, parents were encouraged to spend quantity time with their child to actually interact and bond with their child beyond a superficial level and strengthen the relationship between them. For a child to know and recognise that they have a talent/interest that they take pride in, as well a loving family who cares about them, I believe that they would trust that there will be someone who they can fall back on whenever they are down. In addition parents can keep an extra eye out on their child given their close relationship and the extracurricular activities would be able to keep the children busy and keep their minds off taking drugs. With a better sense of self-pride and relationship with family and friends in their school/external programmes, I think that youths would be less likely to take drugs.
Lon Woodbury's comment, February 2, 5:45 PM
Good observations Sonja
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Evoke (UT) Introduces Program Director For Entrada

Evoke (UT) Introduces Program Director For Entrada | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Evoke Therapy Programs is very pleased to announce Katelyn BeVard is the new Program Director for Evoke Entrada's wilderness therapy program.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Summit Achievement (ME) Employment Opportunities

Summit Achievement (ME) Employment Opportunities | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
Summit Achievement is a 6-10 week therapeutic wilderness program, uniquely offering an adventure-based expedition model with a residential campus where students attend school three days per week.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Looking for a licensed senior therapist. -Lon

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Teenagers, Alcohol and Brain Damage

Teenagers, Alcohol and Brain Damage | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

Adolescence is a perilous time. This is the period from about age 10 until the early 20s when the prefrontal cortex is going through the critical “use it or lose it” blossoming and pruning process on the way to establishing an individual’s foundation for critical thinking. To ingrain critical thinking skills, young people have to exercise a lot  of critical thinking, which teens find it hard to do because that part of the brain is “under construction.

Lon Woodbury's insight:

The potential consequences for the future adult are not pretty. -Lon

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lon Woodbury
Scoop.it!

Japanese AI bot with the personality of a teenage girl develops depression

Japanese AI bot with the personality of a teenage girl develops depression | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A Japanese AI program with the personality of a high school girl has fallen into a suicidal depression. At the start of the year, Microsoft Japan were thrilled to launch what they considered to be a fully functioning AI program called Rinna. Tasked with its own Twitter account, the AI system quickly adopted its…
Lon Woodbury's insight:

If Artificial Intelligence replaces real people, by taking on the worst aspects of its creators, we are all in trouble. :(  -Lon

more...
No comment yet.