Executive Functioning and the Teenage Brain

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Can 8th graders really handle smartphones?

<b>Thirteen still seems awfully young to have access to the world in one's pocket.</b><p>When is the right age to give a child a smartphone? The answer is …

Santa Claus

A Map That Shows You Everything Wrong With Your Brain

Technology that compares your brain’s electrical activity to everyone else’s could revolutionize mental-health treatments—or worsen people’s obsessions with perfection.<p>The woman who would be mapping my brain, Cynthia Kerson, had tanned, toned arms and long silvery hair worn loose. Her home office …

The Brain

The Tool That Helped Me Finally Get What It’s Like to Have Executive Functioning Issues

<b>By Amanda Morin</b><p>For nearly 20 years, learning and attention issues have been the focus of my professional and personal life. As a teacher and an early intervention specialist, I felt fairly prepared to be a parent of children with learning and attention issues.<p>And for the most part, I have been …

Parenting

How To Apply The Brain Science Of Resilience To The Classroom

Neuroscience isn't on many elementary school lesson plans. But this spring, a second grade class at Fairmont Neighborhood School in the South Bronx is plunging in.<p>Sarah Wechsler, an instructional coach with wide eyes and a marathoner's energy, asks the students to think about the development and …

Education

Why Adolescence Lasts Forever

A new book explores the dynamics of popularity, and the ways our high-school selves stay with us far beyond the teenage years.<p>In August of 2001, Mitch Prinstein, a psychology professor who had just been hired at Yale University, offered his first class at the school: a course he had developed about …

Psychology

US election: Hillary Clinton six points ahead of Donald Trump in latest poll

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a six-point lead over Republican rival Donald Trump, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll with new wording that was released on Friday, the day after she formally accepted her party's nomination for November's election.<p>Nearly 41 per cent of likely …

Elections

The Science Of The Teenage Brain — Fresh Air — Overcast

Why do teenagers behave like — teenagers? We get an explanation from neuroscientist Dr. Frances Jensen, who says our brains are still maturing …

EF In the Classroom

This web site was created by a group of high school teachers at Mountain View High School, in collaboration with Dr. Jack Naglieri, as a way to …

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Kids

What’s the Difference Between Executive Functioning Issues and ADHD?

If your child has an ADHD diagnosis, is being evaluated for ADHD, or even if you’re just doing research on the disorder, you might also hear that she …

Generation Like

Thanks to social media, today’s teens are able to directly interact with their culture — artists, celebrities, movies, brands, and even one another — …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

The Science Of Getting Kids Organized

If you've ever gotten a glimpse inside a high schooler's backpack or locker, you know organization doesn't always come naturally to teens. Being scatterbrained in school can make make it tough to stay focused and do well.<p>That was the case when Lilli Stordeur was about halfway through her freshman …

Education

How To Finally Stop Procrastinating (For Real This Time)

Your brain has a neocortex and a limbic system, and sometimes they fight. Here’s how to get them to play nice.<p>Think about all the stuff you’ve been putting off—really, go ahead. Chances are you’ve been putting off thinking about the stuff you’ve been putting off, right? It’s not that you don’t …

Time Management

At a Glance: 4 Smartphone Solutions to Keep Your Teen Organized

At a Glance: 4 Smartphone Solutions to Keep Your Teen Organized<p>If your teen is forgetful or disorganized, a smartphone can be a great tool to help …

Insight Into the Teenage Brain: Adriana Galván at TEDxYouth@Caltech

The Teenage Brain Explained

7 Mistakes Your Brain Makes Every Day – And How To Fix Them

This article reveals seven common mistakes your brain makes every day and suggests concrete solutions based on a regular mindfulness practice.

How to Organize Your Brain For Better Productivity

Our minds are basically organized like human computers. They function to a great extent in much the same way. So, if we want to improve our daily …

An Infographic To Tell You How Your Brain Works And How To Train It

For a long time our brains have always been thought of as machines capable of amazing feats but only as strong as the hardware given.Recent studies, …

The Brain

School, Executive Functions, and Technology

School, Executive Functions, and Technology<p>Most educators would agree that a purpose of education is to assist learners in developing life skills …

Executive Functioning Issues: What You’re Seeing

300Found this helpful<p>300Found this helpful<p>Executive functioning issues can make everyday tasks difficult for kids. They may have trouble with things …