It used to be that neuroscientists thought smart people were all alike. But now they think that some very smart people retain the ability to learn rapidly, like a child, well into adolescence. That means they have a longer period of time to learn from their environment — and maybe learn Chinese.

It used to be that neuroscientists thought smart people were all alike. But now they think that some very smart people retain the ability to learn rapidly, like a child, well into adolescence.

Cognitive: changes occur at this stage rather quickly. Children will adapt to higher thinking skills and gain knowledge within their world. Most notable, teens will being to identify themselves through "identity information" where they begin to explore a range of identities in order to explore who they are and how he or she may fit into the world (Changes,http://www.ed.gov) .

The Twentysomething's Guide to Success

Evan Miller Pin This article talks about the development of the actual brain during adolescence and the biology behind the permanent damage that drugs do to teenagers.

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Harnessing the Incredible Learning Potential of the Adolescent Brain .that period makes it a prime time to nurture a love of learning.

Why Identity and Emotion are Central To Motivating the Teen Brain

Why Identity and Emotion are Central To Motivating the Teen Brain - KQED News/MindShift: Adolescence could be a time of explosive academic learning if what's taught can be connected to the central preoccupation of young people -- their identities.

Anatomy of human brain

Anatomy of human brain

I got: You are right-brained! - Are You A Left-Brain Person Or A Right-Brain Person?  - It’s the ultimate brain test. Are you more rational or intuitive? Creative or strategic? Take this quiz and find out for sure! @clickhole

Are You A Left-Brain Person Or A Right-Brain Person?

I got: You are right-brained! - Are You A Left-Brain Person Or A Right-Brain Person? - It’s the ultimate brain test. Are you more rational or intuitive? Creative or strategic? Take this quiz and find out for sure!

Picture a “genius” — you’ll probably conjure an image of an Einstein-like character, an older man in a rumpled suit, disorganized and distracted even as he, almost accidentally, stumbles upon his next “big idea.” In truth, the acclaimed scientist actually said, “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/08/debunking-the-genius-myth/

Debunking the genius myth--but really, it is at the heart of Genius Hour projects. Hard work and determination=genius ideas and work.

How to Help Kids Find Their Aspirations  A lot of kids have big dreams about what they want to do as adults -- whether that’s become a professional athlete or a teacher -- but no idea of what it takes to get there. Here are ideas on how to help them find their aspirations.

How to help kids aspire to reach their goals - increases academic motivation, which is a key factor in academic success

Psychology of teen behavior and brain development: Anxiety and risk-taking

Why Teenagers Act Crazy

Why Teenagers Act Crazy - amygdala (part of brain that processes fear) develops before prefrontal cortex (the part of the brain that reasons) = heightened anxiety

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