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The Middle School Mind: Growing Pains in Early Adolescent Brains
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The Middle School Mind: Growing Pains in Early Adolescent Brains (Hardback)

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This book is a must read for anyone in close proximity to middle schoolers. Using actual events from the lives of real teenagers, the authors (a middle school principal and a child neuropsychologist) combine perspectives to provide an engaging, light-hearted journey into the adventures and misadventures of newly-minted teens. First, the authors put to rest some long-standing misconceptions about teenage behavior. However bizarre they appear to adults, teenagers' emotional reactions and their behaviors can no longer be explained solely by raging hormones. Using the stories as a backdrop, the authors provide emerging findings from developmental psychology and the neurosciences to explain why young teens do the things they do. The developing brain of a young teenager produces thoughts and feelings that are vastly different from an adult. Knowing this helps us to appreciate and accept the unique challenges they face.

EducationEducation TheoryEducational psychologyEducationEducation TheoryOrganization & management of educationStudents & student organisationsEducationEducation TheoryPhilosophy & theory of educationEducationEducation TheorySchoolsSecondary schools Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 16/12/2011 ISBN-13: 9781610485845  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Richard M. Marshall, Ed.D., Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Division of Education, University of South Florida Polytechnic and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry, USF College of Medicine. He is the founder and co-director of the USFP Applied Neuroscience & Cognitive Electrophysiology Lab. Sharon Neuman is the principal of Lawton Chiles Middle Academy, an accredited math, science, and technology magnet school. Mrs. Neuman has received the Commissioner's Outstanding Principal award, her school was one of six schools in the nation highlighted in the National Association of Secondary School Principals (N.A.S.S.P.) decade study on leadership titled Leadership for Highly Successful Middle Level Schools and most recently she was recognized as one of three principals in the state for the Innovative Principal of the Year by the Florida Council of Instructional Technology Leaders.

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