- 223 pages : 23 cm
- "John Medina explores the neurological and evolutionary factors that drive teenage behavior and affect both achievement and engagement. Then he proposes a research-supported counterattack: a bold redesign of educational practices and learning environments to deliberately develop teens' cognitive capacity to manage their emotions, plan, prioritize, and focus." -- book coverIncludes bibliographical references and index.PART I: A bridge over an educational chasm -- 1. All about executive function -- PART II: Why rational teens make rash choices -- 2. Brain structure -- 3. Brain development -- PART III: A better school for the teen brain: what adults can do -- 4. Safety, parenting and parent support -- 5. Teaching with executive function in mind -- PART IV: A better school for the teen brain: what teens can do (and how adults can help) -- 6. Exercise integration -- 7. Social-emotional learning -- 8. Screen time meets mindfulness training -- Epilogue: Building that bridge.