Finally, a concrete resource for teaching adolescents the way they learn best!
Teachers of teens will not be particularly surprised by the latest research showing that the frontal lobe, affecting reasoning and decision-making skills, is not fully developed in an adolescent's brain. These educators know how challenging it is to provide students with a strong understanding of content as well as the necessary social and emotional skills for productivity, social contribution, and intellectual habits for learning.
In this second edition of Brain-Based Teaching With Adolescent Learning in Mind, Glenda Crawford shows you the newest research available on adolescent brain development and provides a structure for connecting the research to students' social, emotional, and cognitive needs. Crawford also presents how-to strategies for motivating teens with inquiry, relevance, and collaboration, as well as links to relevant Web sites.
This indispensable handbook includes Adolescent-Centered Teaching (ACT) models in each chapter and sample standards-based content lessons and scenarios. Students will become progressively self-directed as teachers learn to use a framework that demonstrates ways to:
- Communicate essential content understandings
- Engage students with strategies for inquiry
- Promote metacognitive development, social cognition, self-regulation, and assessment
- Motivate students with authentic events, problems, and questions
- Support the transfer of learning to comparable and extended experiences
- Integrate technology into instruction to improve students' learning experiences
Classroom educators, teacher leaders, and preservice instructors will find lesson examples that can be easily differentiated for students with varying backgrounds, levels of English proficiency, prior knowledge, abilities, and interests.