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Five Questions To Ask When Conflict Arises With a Student

Five Questions To Ask When Conflict Arises With a Student | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Teaching adolescents requires constantly evolving our skill sets for responding to conflict. This is a long term, often deeply personal process, since conflicts can often involve us directly. What can we do to move forward in the moment when our agenda and a student's agenda seem to clash?
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Teen Depression and Anxiety: What Parents Can Do

Teen Depression and Anxiety: What Parents Can Do | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

This week's issue of Time magazine features an special article on "Anxiety, depression and the American adolescent." Available only to subscribers, so check with your librarian for access.

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Summary of 20 years of research on the effectiveness of adolescent literacy programs and practices

This literature review searched the peer-reviewed studies of reading comprehension instructional practices conducted and published between 1994 and 2014 and summarizes the instructional practices that have demonstrated positive or potentially positive effects in scientifically rigorous studies employing experimental designs. Each study was rated by the review team utilizing the What Works Clearinghouse standards. The review of the literature resulted in the identification of 7,144 studies. Of these studies, only 111 met eligibility for review. Thirty-three of these studies were determined by the study team to have met What Works Clearinghouse standards. The 33 studies represented 29 difference interventions or classroom practices. Twelve of these studies demonstrated positive or potentially positive effects. These 12 studies are described and the commonalities among the studies are summarized.
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Parenting an Adolescent: 11 Insights That Will Make a Difference - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young

Parenting an Adolescent: 11 Insights That Will Make a Difference - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Parenting an adolescent can be a brilliant, trying, beautiful, confusing, crazy adventure, but here are some tips that will make the difference.
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Study: Teen’s knowledge of family history a sign of social-emotional health

Study: Teen’s knowledge of family history            a sign of social-emotional health | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Researchers used a “Do You Know” scale” to measure how much family history teens know.
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Is Adult Life “Nothing But High School”? « Annie Murphy Paul

Is Adult Life “Nothing But High School”? « Annie Murphy Paul | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

“When you get to be our age, you all of a sudden realize that you are being ruled by people you went to high school with,” noted the late novelist Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. “You all of a sudden catch on that life is nothing but high school.”

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Mom-Approved Tips: Inside the mind of a college-bound teen

Mom-Approved Tips: Inside the mind of a college-bound teen | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

A short guide to that quirky creature already well-known to us HS teachers--the college-bound senior. Based on this article from the NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/29/health/29well.html?_r=0

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Remember the ABC’s of Adolescent Math Learners | ASCD Inservice

Remember the ABC’s of Adolescent Math Learners | ASCD Inservice | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Lisa Medoff, teacher in the program in human biology and the School of Education at Stanford University, shares insights from her article “Getting Beyond ‘I Hate Math!
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How to Help Students Develop a Love of Reading

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Despite all the effort poured into enticing kids to read—the prizes, the posters, the contests—many U.S. students say they don’t enjoy it. A survey conducted by Scholastic last year found that reading for pleasure drops off drastically for kids after age eight. Only 51 percent of kids surveyed said reading is something they like or love to do, a nine percent drop from when the survey was first conducted in 2010. And by age 15, the U.S. doesn’t even make the top 20 countries in the world who enjoy reading most. Parents have several tools to enable kids to develop a love of reading books, including not being controlling over what kids read.

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How America Outlawed Adolescence

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At least 22 states make it a crime to disturb school in ways that teenagers are wired to do. Why did this happen?
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Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good?

Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
What I like about this study is that it doesn’t just reframe healthy eating for adolescents; it recasts adolescent defiance for adults. It depicts teenage rebellion as a potential asset to be cultivated, rather than as a threat to be quashed.
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All Work, No Play: Why High School Students Should Have Fun

All Work, No Play: Why High School Students Should Have Fun | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
In this post, Sarah Fine asks why we see play as so central for young children and again for creative professional work, but treat high schools as play-free zones. She argues for why we should care about playful adolescence, and gives several examples of schools that are realizing these goals in practice.
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Before you skip right over this (those of us on the verge of April break are seeing quite enough playfulness thank you very much), it's not about letting students have recess in your classroom, it's actually a very interesting article about "playful learning."

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6% of US Teens Use Psychiatric Medications

6% of US Teens Use Psychiatric Medications | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The rate of psychiatric medication use in teenagers may have leveled off, after a decades-long rise, a new survey suggests.
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Why do adolescents take crazy risks? – Guy Claxton – Aeon Magazine

Why do adolescents take crazy risks? – Guy Claxton – Aeon Magazine | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
No wonder adolescents jump off cliffs and fall in crazy love – they are constantly stifled by school and society alike
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Writing and Thinking Through the Student User's Guide Assignment

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"Stephanie was having one of those days when everything she thought she knew about working with young adults seemed miscalibrated -- when tempers flared without cause and student motivation disappeared despite her careful planning. That was the day we decided our students should come with written instructions.

Although a bit odd, the assignment we created is relatively simple: write a user's guide that explains to your users -- classmates and teachers -- how to work with you. In short, the task requires students to make decisions about style, structure and content (as required by the CCSS) in order to affect an audience toward a specific purpose: work well with me."

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How Youth Learn: Ned's GR8 8

You will be very happy you spent 6 minutes and 13 seconds watching and listening to teenager Ned Cephalus (who just might not be the most average teenager you've ever met) talk about what he (and his peers) needs from us to make learning happen. Be sure to watch it on YouTube in full screen mode so you can read all of the information he includes on the whiteboard.


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