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Teenagerscan be mystifying to educators and parents. They exhibit a daunting array ofdangerous tendencies and characteristics: emotional swings, forgetfulness, andfondness of risk-taking. What are teens thinking? What's the best way to reachthem? The revised and expanded edition of this hands-on guide helps unlockthese secrets by explaining the biological and neurological changes happeningin the teenage brain. Educators can use these insights developed from currentresearch to help students achieve their full potential both in and out of the classroom. Organizedaround specific areas of adolescent development, Secrets of the Teenage Brain is packed with fresh instructionalstrategies that teachers can modify and adapt to various contexts. In additionto presenting the latest facts and research findings, this guide offers: ·"SecretsRevealed" sections that present compelling stories and research about thegrowing adolescent brain ·Straightforwarddemystification on the differences between girls' and boys' brains ·Insightsinto the effects of technology on the brain ·Strategiesfor approaching such issues as ADHD, steroid use, and aggression ·Aneducator's book club guide, with discussion questions Enjoyreading and talking with your colleagues about how to understand and tap intothe secrets of the teenage brain!