/ in Podcasts / by
Last modified on:

Ep 42 – The Teenage Brain & How a “Fist Bump” Might Just Help

The Teenage Brain & How a “Fist Bump” Might Just Help
A Conversation with Terence Houlihan

As a classroom teacher and school counselor, Terence Houlihan became fascinated with the teenage brain.  This unique time in their lives is one of great change – how can we help them survive…better yet, thrive during this time?  Terence shares some fascinating research, such as how the teenage brain often misreads facial expressions, resulting in defensiveness. Plus, some amazing science about what the sleep-deprived teenage brain looks like – yikes! From their heightened self-awareness to hormonal changes to brain differences, this information is so essential in working with teenagers.  But the most interesting:  there’s actually research on the “fist bump” …didn’t see that coming!   

• Terence’s bio page

• Follow Terence on Twitter

• Terence’s website



Post preview

Got Stress? The “Zen Teacher” is Here…

Podcast guest Dan Tricarico, after 25 years in the classroom, still loves his work. The author of The Zen Teacher and Sanctuaries, he is a passionate…

The Teenage Brain & The Power of a “Fist-Bump”

Those crazy teen years: not yet adults; no longer children.  Our wonderful podcast guest is Terence Houlihan, an expert in…