Turnaround Tools for the Teenage Brain. Helping Underperforming Students Become Lifelong Learners

  • ID: 2330849
  • Book
  • 176 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Turnaround Tools for the Teenage Brain

With countless teens struggling in school, the stakes for educators are higher than ever before. Turnaround Tools for the Teenage Brain offers teachers research–based and classroom–tested strategies that prove every student (no matter their past experience) can learn and succeed.

Education experts Eric Jensen and Carole Snider reveal one powerful tool after another to help teachers, parents, and support staff be the real difference–makers in their students′ lives. Drawing on cutting–edge science, this breakthrough book outlines the core mindsets and actionable strategies that are needed to increase student effort, build attitudes, and improve behaviors.

Step by step, teachers can learn how to tap into a student′s internal motivation to help them become determined learners. The authors explain how and when to use lasting interventions called workarounds that rely on the "rules" of how the brain changes. Also included are student handouts that empower kids to make positive changes to reach their goals.

In Turnaround Tools for the Teenage Brain you′ll find solutions to many of your toughest challenges and help your students become excited, lifelong learners.

Praise for Turnaround Tools for the Teenage Brain

"I′ve never read a book that does such a superb job of combining research with practicality. It provides educators not only with the ′why′ behind the concepts, but it is filled with specific ′how to′ skills and strategies for applying this information to help children." Nancy K. Utterback, PhD, CSP President, Communicate Institute Training and Development, Inc., Canton, OH

"I highly recommend this book for all secondary educators. Jensen and Snider have written a teacher–friendly book filled with proactive strategies to reclaim struggling students." Sheryl Feinstein, EdD, Department Chair, Education, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD; author, Secrets of the Teenage Brain

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About the Authors v

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

1 Teach Students to Learn for Life 1

2 Change Your Students Brains 15

3 Begin with Attitude Building 39

4 Build Cognitive Capacity 57

5 Foster Student Effort 75

6 Empower Exceptional Learners 97

7 Strengthen Body, Mind, and Soul 115

8 Focus Students on Goals 129

References 145

Index 157

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Eric Jensen is a former teacher and cofounder of SuperCamp, the nation′s most innovative and largest academic enrichment program. He is the author of numerous popular books about teaching and brain–based education, including Teaching With Poverty in Mind (ASCD) and Enriching the Brain (Jossey–Bass).

Carole Snider is a former teacher and school counselor. She serves on the state governing board for Ohio school counselors, is an adjunct professor, and recently authored the graduate course, Succeeding with Students of Poverty .

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