by Guest Blogger Donna Wilson
I was pleased to be interviewed for the article, "Teaching to the
Teenage Brain" which is featured in the September 2014 issue of ASCD's
In the article, I was able to
share with author Laura Varlas my thoughts on how important it is to
teach teens the concepts of neuroplasticity, malleable intelligence, and
practical optimism in order to help them develop their problem-solving
skills, decision-making, and creative skills. I pointed out that
teaching teens shouldn't just center on content but rather on the
development of their cognitive assets, which will allow them to become
better thinkers and learners as they move toward adulthood.
interviewed in the article include teacher, neurologist, and author
Judy Willis; author and former teacher Eric Jensen; and author and
educator Pat Wolfe. The entire article is available at the link (subscription required).