Understanding and Engaging Adolescents

Author: Jeffrey Miller
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452273383
Format: PDF, ePub
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A proven-to-work tool kit for motivating adolescent learners! Combining commonsense advice with social/behavioral psychology, this engaging book provides a comprehensive look at how adolescents learn and offers activities to inspire greater student interest and participation. The authors encourage you to create a vision statement for what you want to accomplish and provide the right tools to help you succeed. The book shows how to modify your instructional program by using: Three components of motivation Specific classroom management strategies Proven, brain-compatible activities that boost students’ academic, research, metacognitive, and social skills Steps to boost learners’ study skills Technology to support instruction

Engaging Adolescent Learners

Author: ReLeah Cossett Lent
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Offers suggestions for tailoring classroom practices to the motivational needs of each and every student and examines what it means to engage young adults in their learning.

Engaging Adolescents in Reading

Author: John T. Guthrie
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294844
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With contributions from content teachers, this insightful book discusses instructional approaches, student activities, and textbooks that can motivate reluctant learners to become active readers.

Teens in Therapy

Author: Richard Bromfield
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393704648
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Every therapist knows that adolescents are difficult and challenging clients. Push a teen too hard for change and you risk upsetting the fragile balance of trust, distracting from the work at hand, and possibly leading therapy in the wrong direction. Take too light an approach, however, and an adolescent becomes disengaged and bored, unwilling to work at therapy or likely to terminate therapy prematurely. Therapists need to strike a balance between being respectful and directive. But how do you show understanding for the immediate problems of teens while helping them to become more confident, connected, and fulfilled individuals in the longer term? Bromfield answers this question by offering therapists key insights and helping them to understand that, in the therapeutic context, adolescents as well as their therapists often feel lost and sometimes are unsure as to why they meet and what therapy can achieve. Teens in Therapy is the perfect guidebook to this difficult clinical terrain. Drawing on years of clinical experience, Bromfield shows therapists that in order to affect change in their clients, adolescents have to want to change, realize what their problems are and how they contribute to them, and, most important, take ownership of their therapy and their lives. Organized into 18 chapters that explore specific treatment techniques?aluing the adolescent, promoting honesty, facilitating self-revelation, spotlighting conflict, speaking the patient? language, avoiding the doldrums, working with parents, and more?eaders will find an enlightening examination of the problems inherent in adolescent therapy, and come away with effective strategies to foresee, address, and then overcome them. Filled with rich case material, Teens in Therapy focuses on the stories and perspectives of adolescents themselves, arming therapists with a clearer sense of purpose and strategy, and giving them the tools necessary to effectively engage their teenage clients in therapy and help them to assume greater responsibility for their treatments and futures.

Just Playing the Part

Author: Christopher Worthman
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807742457
Format: PDF
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Focusing on the transformative power of the creative arts process, Christopher Worthman offers readers a new way of thinking about literacy development and, specifically, the teaching of writing and out-of-school literacies. Rich with theoretical and practical insights, this groundbreaking ethnography describes and analyzes the writing development of a group of teenagers involved in a unique community-based teen theater project. Includes detailed descriptions of improvisational activities that can be adapted for use by other classes or ensembles.

What Works with Teens

Author: Britt H. Rathbone
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1626250790
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Two clinical social workers offer clinicians, educators, coaches, and other youth counselors the first professional book that focuses on engaging authentically with teens in order to create lasting change. Anyone who works with teens should read this book. If you work with teens, you know they are notoriously challenging to communicate with. And when teens are resistant to help, they may respond by acting defiant, guarded, defensive, rude, or even outright hostile. In turn, you may respond by reasserting your authority—resulting in an endless power struggle. So how can you break the cycle and start connecting? In What Works with Teens, you’ll discover the core skills that research shows underlie all effective work with teens. You'll learn how to engage authentically with teens, create an atmosphere of mutual respect, and use humor to establish a deeper connection. Many books offer evidence-based approaches to treating teens, but very little information on how to establish and maintain a productive working relationship. This is the first trans-therapeutic book to provide real tools for creating a positive relationship with teens to help bolster effective treatment. Whether your background is in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), psychotherapy, or any other treatment background, if you are looking for more effective ways to connect with teens and are ready for a program that really works, this book is a vital addition to your professional library.

Writing for Real

Author: Ross M. Burkhardt
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103589
Format: PDF, Docs
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Provides teachers with strategies to encourage their students to write.

Elusive Alliance

Author: David Castro-Blanco
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433808111
Format: PDF, ePub
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This long-awaited second edition of the best and most authoritative text on this most tragic of subjects incorporates almost 15 years of new research and critical thinking about clinical assessment and intervention in addition to an expanded focus on prevention. --

Brief Interventions for Adolescent Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Author: Peter M. Monti
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462535003
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Bringing together leading experts, this book demonstrates the unique value of brief motivational interventions for addressing adolescent alcohol and other substance use in a range of clinical contexts. It presents cutting-edge knowledge on the etiology and developmental context of adolescent addictive behaviors and reviews exemplary treatment approaches. Effective strategies are described for intervening with diverse populations, such as college students, youth in the justice system and in foster care, those with co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric problems, LGBT youth, and Latino and American Indian adolescents. This book replaces the editors' influential earlier work, Adolescents, Alcohol, and Substance Abuse. With an expanded focus on practical applications, most content is completely new. ÿ