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Is there a scientific explanation for risk-taking behavior, especially among adolescents, and how can thrill-seekers channel their impulses in a constructive way? With the recent release of Furious 7, the latest in the Fast and the Furious franchise, the Teengagement® Unit of … Continue reading

Into the Archives: Headlines around the Web

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These events and issues making headlines recently can be used in your Teengagement classroom to extend a unit, build background knowledge, provide fodder for discussion, and further engage students.   In Teengagement’s Unit of Study King of the Monsters, readers are introduced … Continue reading

6 Supplemental Resources for Teaching Thrill-Seekers

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If you’re planning to teach the Teengagement® Unit of Study Thrill-Seekers, here are six companion resources you can use to engage students and extend their knowledge.

Teaching a Targeted Intervention Lesson

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Paul Walker’s tragic story in the Thrill-Seekers Unit of Study offers teens a high-interest topic as well as the opportunity for teachers to slide in some important life lessons for their students. The Essential Question keeps us focused throughout the unit, … Continue reading

Using Twitter to Determine Central Ideas

Using twitter to determine central ideas

I have to face it – in my earlier years as a teacher, I was guilty of requesting work from my students that was difficult for them to deliver because I hadn’t prepared them for the job. Here’s an example.

4 Steps for Visualizing Difficult Questions

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What strategy do you have for answering a LONG question that just makes your brain want to short circuit? One thing that has become apparent to me with the implementation of more challenging questions and testing is that some of the … Continue reading

New Unit of Study: Thrill-Seekers!

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Is there a scientific explanation for risk-taking behavior, especially among adolescents, and how can thrill-seekers channel their impulses in a constructive way?

Preview: New Unit of Study- Thrill-Seekers!

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Some of the last words Paul Walker Sr. spoke to his son, Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker Jr., were “Promise me, no more daredevil stuff.” The Teengagement® Unit of Study Thrill-Seekers provides a glimpse into the lives and brains of those who whom … Continue reading