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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 helping students survive – better yet, thrive, the teen years. Surprising research on sleep, their changing brains, hormones, and even the power of a “Fist-Bump.”  

Listen to podcast here:  https://myedexpert.com/ep-42-the-teenage-brain-how-a-fist-bump-might-just-help/
Terence has posted a compelling summary of strategies that work with teens called “SIMPLE.” Share this quick guide.  https://myedexpert.com/item/the-s-i-m-p-l-e-classroom/
His website:  http://surviveyourteens.com/  Twitter:  @surviveurteens

SO many people downloaded the teacher stress relief packet from Dan Tricarico AKA the “Zen Teacher.” So here is that link again…just in case you’re having that kind of week.
https://myedexpert.com/vendor/dtricarico/  All the podcasts are located here:  https://myedexpert.com/category/podcasts/

Post Assessment Ideas:  That awkward time from testing to close, but learning must continue! For elementary grades:  the amazingly talented STEM expert Carolyn DeCristofano has several complete lessons with STEM books, like The Sun and the MoonHow the Dinosaur Got to the Museum, and Rosie Revere.  https://myedexpert.com/vendor/bhstemed/

For middle and high, there’s a compelling interdisciplinary lesson from Suzy Pepper Rollins in which students have to decide which invention impacted the world more: the cotton gin or the cell phone.  Students play the roles of mathematician, engineer, economist, and biographer.

And, every student will enjoy the STEM exercise “The Egg Drop Challenge” in Todd Stanley‘s portfolio!
https://myedexpert.com/vendor/twosox21/   (While you’re there, grab those puzzle packs…too much fun!)

Thanks for supporting best practices in teaching and leading!  As always, thank you for supporting our wonderful educational authors.

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