How can you help teens thrive? Support them as whole learners. Developing independence and shared responsibility. Communicating effectively. Establishing valuable work habits. Harnessing emotions. Finding motivation. We all want teens to acquire these vital skills and engage meaningfully in academics. In this insightful and culturally responsive guide, Poliner & Benson integrate these lifelong skills into daily practices through Practical applications for diverse populations in every class, advisory, club, or team.
Cultural values and religious beliefs play a substantial role in adolescent development. Developmental scientists have shown increasing interest in how culture and religion are involved in the processes through which adolescents adapt to environments. This volume constitutes a timely and unique addition to the literature on human development from a cultural-contextual perspective. Editors Gisela Trommsdorff and Xinyin Chen present systematic and in-depth discussions of theoretical perspectives, landmark studies, and strategies for further research in the field.
A rabbi and educator shows how moral education can be crafted to address each of the three main branches of the moral life: philosophy, civics, and ethics. * 15 illustrations * Ideas and examples for the classroom practice of moral education.
Drawing on firsthand interviews and dialogues with young women from around the country, examines the current prejudices in the culture against the "good" girl and offers a new set of definitive role models for the young women of the next generation.
Math, English, Science, and Social Studies, we are led to believe that mastery of these subjects gives students an opportunity to enter the world as well-rounded adults, but some argue that not all knowledge to be gained lies in a textbook. This informative anthology explores the issue of character in relation to education. Includes primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives; eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials, and many others.
Few things cause as much confusion and conflict for youth as the issue of sexual purity. In a reassuring style, spiritual truths behind sexual temptations are presented, and simple ways to develop godly relationships are provided.
Using the skills outlined in this book, you'll develop both grit and a growth mind-set--a way of thinking that focuses on improvement and hard work in order to achieve any goal you set for yourself. You'll learn how to make grit an everyday habit, turn disappointments into opportunities, embrace challenges, manage stress, and be the very best version of you that you can be.
Angela Browne-Miller explains how to guide young people in developing moral itelligence. She likewise explores human potential and ways to raise thinking children who will maximize theirs. Examining both the folklore and the scientific debates about intelligence, she shows the danger of mislabeling and how to watch for and prevent labeling at school, in the home, and in society in general. The book also treats topics such as the quality of care and safety in school and preschool settings, effects of the physical environment on learning, the role of organization in thinking, childhood stress and hypochondria, child abuse outside the home, and family violence.
In Disconnected, Carrie James examines how young people and the adults in their lives think about these sorts of online dilemmas, describing ethical blind spots and disconnects. Drawing on extensive interviews with young people between the ages of 10 and 25, James describes the nature of their thinking about privacy, property, and participation online. She identifies three ways that young people approach online activities.
In The Good Teen, Richard Lerner lays bare compelling new data on the lives of teens today, dismantling old myths and redefining normal adolescence. Time and again his work reveals that in spite of the stereotypes, today's teens are basically good kids who maintain healthy relationships with their families. Overflowing with real-life anecdotes and cutting-edge science, The Good Teen encourages new thinking, new public policies, and new programs that focus on teens' strengths.