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A program for teachers, parents, guardians, counselors and anyone who is regularly baffled by the process of trying to raise, teach, reach, coach or manage teens and tweens. The teen mind is different from the adult mind and Dr Regina Lamourelle and her guests bring you the latest insights in neuroscience to help you make sense of adolescents.

Inside The Mind of Teens and Tweens BAM Radio Network

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    • 3.4 • 44 Ratings

A program for teachers, parents, guardians, counselors and anyone who is regularly baffled by the process of trying to raise, teach, reach, coach or manage teens and tweens. The teen mind is different from the adult mind and Dr Regina Lamourelle and her guests bring you the latest insights in neuroscience to help you make sense of adolescents.

    15 Ways to Help Teens and Tweens Adjust to Going Back-to-School

    15 Ways to Help Teens and Tweens Adjust to Going Back-to-School

    Going back to school can be particularly challenging for teens and tweens. Making new friends, stresses outside of school, and the motivation to attend can add to the pressure. In this episode, we approach the discussion through the lens of parents, teachers and the teens themselves. Follow on Twitter: @ChalSuccess @rrlamourelle @bamradionetwork Denise Pope, Ph.D., is Co-Founder of Challenge Success, a Senior Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, and author of Doing School: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students and Overloaded & Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids. Dr. Pope lectures nationally on parenting techniques and pedagogical strategies to increase student health, engagement with learning, and integrity.

    • 10 min
    While You Are Teaching Student Attention Spans Are Shrinking

    While You Are Teaching Student Attention Spans Are Shrinking

    Many teachers have noticed that the attention span of students in their classes appears to be shrinking. What is the solution to this increasing trend? Follow: @rrlamourelle @bamradionetwork @uhmms #edchat #parenting Patricia Scott has more than 15 years of corporate leadership experience--coupled with a Ph.D. in Communication, 13 years as a lecturer in the Communication Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and author of two national best-selling books including Getting a Squirrel to Focus: Engage and Persuade Today’s Listeners.

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    The Hidden Pandemic of Teens Accessing Porn in School

    The Hidden Pandemic of Teens Accessing Porn in School

    Teen exposure to porn on school grounds is a subject that many school leaders have been unwilling to confront. The known impact on students is profound, but not fully understood. Join us for the first in a series on the pandemic of pornography in schools.

    Follow: @rrlamourelle @bamradionetwork @protectyoungminds

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    Kristen A. Jenson is the author of the Good Pictures Bad Pictures series of read-aloud books including the best-selling Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids and Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr.: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds. She is the founder of ProtectYoungMinds.org, a website dedicated to helping parents empower their kids to resist and reject pornography.

    • 10 min
    Tips for Connecting with Teens Before Trying to Teach Them

    Tips for Connecting with Teens Before Trying to Teach Them

    Most teachers know that we have to connect with students before we can teach them, but how do we make those connections. Join us as we explore several practical strategies. Follow: @rrlamourelle @bamradionetwork @vickysaumell #edchat #parenting Vicky Saumell is the Overall Coordinator of the EFL department at Instituto San Francisco de Asís, a private school in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she has worked for over 20 years. She is co-author of Teacher Development Interactive: Preparing for the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT). She has written two online professional development courses.

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    Overcoming the Challenges of Teaching in an Inclusive Classroom

    Overcoming the Challenges of Teaching in an Inclusive Classroom

    Though our attitudes about inclusive classrooms have come a long way, the challenges persist. Our guest offers practical tips for managing widely diverse student needs in one classroom.

    Follow: @rrlamourelle @bamradionetwork @ID@TJK2INCLUDE

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    Toby Karten, a staff developer, instructional coach, educational consultant, author, adjunct professor and inclusion specialist, has taught populations of learners ranging from kindergarten to graduate level and has helped staff translate the research into practical applications for PreK-12 classrooms. Twitter ID@TJK2INCLUDE

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    Modeling the Value of Mistakes and Failure on the Way to Learning

    Modeling the Value of Mistakes and Failure on the Way to Learning

    In a climate obsessed with performance and perfection, how can we teach teens that mistakes, missteps and failure are part of learning and growth? Follow: @rrlamourelle @bamradionetwork @jesslahey #edchat #parenting JoAnn Boaler has been a professor at Stanford University since 2010. She has written several books including Mathematical Mindsets. Jessica Lahey is an educator, writer, and speaker. A former middle and high school teacher, Jess is a correspondent for the Atlantic, a commentator for Vermont Public Radio, and writes "Parent-Teacher Conference" advice column for the New York Times Motherlode blog.

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Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Flippyfish ,

Fail

The only person who will ever understand us are ourselves.
When I behave moody or whatever it's because I'm trying to accomplish a goal and recognize it as a possible course of action. It's true that there is different brain activity going on, but that's the screwed up version of evolution caused by human intervention.
Point is, why screw around with what's natural?

blaherestnoris ,

Not so great

I found that this podcast is generalizing, a lot. It's giving the message that all teens are like this or that. That's not true we are diferent people with diferent personalaties, diferent ways of solvibg are problems, and diferent methodalogies about life. This podcast says that if you do this or that you can change who we are or how we think, well guess what, you can't. Want some helpfully advise. If you try to mold us like clay we fight back, tell me would you be any diferent? We are who we are don't let us stray away from ourselves, other than that there's not much you can do. Sure we'll fight, but we both want two diferent things so it's bound to happen. For a time balance is nessasary, but eventuly you have to let us win, and that's where a lot of parents fall short. Hope this helped.

Basically Hopeful ,

Desperately Needed!

I'm the father of a teen, have many teen nephews and nieces and many friends with teen children. Once thing is clear, any credible insight any of us can get to help us understand what is going on inside the minds of teens and tweens will be very appreciated. Barely a week goes by when I don't hear about the travails of someone I know struggling with a teen. As for the comments posted here by teens. If there is one thing that is clear to me after listening to teens explain why they do or fail to do one thing or another, it's that the last person who understands the mind of a teen is a teen. It's fairly evident that "many" teens have neither the experience, knowledge nor wisdom to fully interpret their actions or the world around them. Not only do they not know, but worse the don't know that they don't know and worst of all they think they do know. I've yet to meet the teen who has said, "I understand that my brain is not fully developed and therefore I am not ready for dating, parties till 3am, to drive the family car or to freely watch anything that comes on TV or the Internet."

That said, we all were teens. I still remember being very sure that I had life and people pretty well figured out by the time I was 18. The attitudes and behaviors aren't knew. Been there, done that, read the book, saw the movie (300 times) bought the tee shirt, the cap and the secret encoder ring.

But perhaps we can get some new understanding on how to manage these challenging years which fortunately eventually pass.

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