From frustrating forgetfulness to fabulous forethought

Published:2007, The Science Teacher
Authors:Hall M, Brier G
Type:Project Generated
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Abstract

Teens exhibit many types of behaviors’ of both inattention and intense focus. From an adult’s perspective, one cannot help but wonder why this happens. Part of the answer lies in the neural restructuring of the adolescent brain. This article examines neuroscience research and offers educational strategies for science teachers to facilitate adolescent learning experiences. It is the author’s intent that the information provided will make educator’s lives less stressful in dealing with adolescent behaviors.