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The Adolescent Brain™

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Overview / Abstract:

Adolescence can be a perplexing time not just for teens but for their teachers as well. This graduate-level course, developed by experts in the emerging field of neuroeducation, examines the mysteries of the adolescent brain and shows you how teens learn best. Develop a practical understanding of the brain’s anatomy and the extraordinary changes it undergoes during the adolescent years. Pair this knowledge with brain-compatible teaching strategies that work with the teen mind to make lessons more memorable and engaging. Learn to create an environment that respects teens’ unique social and emotional needs and encourages them to become active learners. Dispel pervasive myths about the limitations of teen learning and find ways to inspire achievement in even the most reluctant students.

Teaching Tangibles
Reach students who don’t perceive themselves as learners, helping them unlock this fixed mindset and discover their brains’ potential.
Use your understanding of brain anatomy to design lessons that are compatible with the way the adolescent brain learns.
Show students how their decisions about sleep, nutrition, and exercise can affect their ability to learn.
Help students handle stress, peer pressure, and other emotional situations that can impede learning.
Learn how fear can paralyze teen learning and design assessments that motivate rather than intimidate.


Oct 16, 2020


Education (K-12)





Credits / Hours

3 semester hours

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Robin J. Fogarty, Ph.D.

Dr. Fogarty is the president of Robin Fogarty & Associates, Ltd., an educational publishing and consulting company. A leading proponent of “The Thoughtful Classroom” approach, she has written numerous articles and books and has trained educators throughout the world in curriculum, instruction, and assessment strategies. She has taught students from kindergarten to college, served as an administrator, and consulted with state departments and ministries of education in several countries.

Robin J. Fogarty has also authored books available through Canter’s partner, Corwin press.

Judy Willis, M.D., M.Ed.

Dr. Willis, an adjunct lecturer at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is a board-certified neurologist who returned to school to become a classroom teacher. She practiced child and adult neurology for 15 years and has taught elementary and middle school for 10 years. With her combined expertise in neuroscience and education, she advises audiences around the world on classroom strategies derived from brain research.

Pat Wolfe, Ed.D.

A former K–12 teacher and adjunct university professor, Dr. Wolfe is an expert on the application of brain research to educational practice and an award-winning author. In her 20 years as an educational consultant, she has conducted workshops for thousands of administrators, teachers, boards of education, and parents in schools and districts throughout the United States and internationally.

Patricia Wolfe has also authored books available through Canter’s partner, Corwin press.

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Canter and Associates, LLC

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