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April 2005 | Volume 62 | Number 7

The Adolescent Learner

Featured Articles

Reach Them to Teach Them

Carol Ann Tomlinson and Kristina Doubet

Four teachers demonstrate how to make curriculum relevant and instruction engaging for adolescent learners.

A Case for School Connectedness

Robert W. Blum

Feeling connected to school increases the likelihood that adolescents will achieve academic success.

The Biology of Risk Taking

Lisa F. Price

A complex interplay of body chemistry and brain development influences how students behave and learn.

Inside Amy's Brain

Marilee Sprenger

How one adolescent gets through her day.

Help for Stressed Students

Denise Clark Pope and Richard Simon

Thanks to pressures at home and at school, students who appear to be excelling might be just “doing school.”

Advice for the Sleep-Deprived

Pat Wolfe

A wake-up call for sleepy teens.

Safe Schools for the Roller Coaster Years

Linda Inlay

Through listening groups and service tasks, this middle school shows it takes students seriously.

Teaching the DIG Generation

Lisa Renard

How blogs and instant messaging can spur reading, writing, and dialoguing.

Getting Into the Game

Henry Jenkins

How educators can build on the motivational power of electronic games.

On the Minds of Middle Schoolers

Erika Daniels

Students tell teachers their top concerns about school.

Moving Out of Middle School

Nancy B. Mizelle

To ensure high school success, make the middle school program challenging and supportive.

Easing the Transition to High School

Joan Lampert

A freshman advisory program urges students to connect to school resources and activities.

It's Cool to Succeed

Terry Grier and Kent D. Peterson

From tutoring to all-star camp, Guilford County Schools meets the varied academic needs of students.

The Self-Paced Student

Angela L. Vaughan

A teacher designs a class structure that emphasizes student responsibility for learning.

Old Texts and Opera—Inciting Students to Read

Yaroslav Senyshyn

No need to add the suspense and drama, this teacher finds, when you teach the classics.

Yo, Mister!

Louie F. Rodriguez

Students demonstrate respect when they receive it.


Research Matters / Fostering Adolescent Literacy

Marlene Darwin and Steve Fleischman

Special Report / Fixing High Schools

Deborah Perkins-Gough


David Thornburg


EL Study Guide / The Adolescent Learner

Naomi Thiers

For professional development and study groups.