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What To Do With a Smart Teen Who Is Coasting

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Parents are rightly concerned when they see that their teens are not challenged or engaged in their education. Teens who coast through high school can’t build the foundation they need to be successful later. If teens are doing well enough to get by but is not living up to their full potential, they’re not getting what they need.

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What Do High Schools Need to More Fully Engage Teens?

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Educators today know more about what happens in the brain when a person learns something new. We know that learning occurs when our brains are active. We have seen how active learning strategies, which replace traditional lectures, engage teens more fully in the learning process.

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Motivating Teenagers: Finding Opportunities in Their World

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If you listen to pop culture messages, you'll hear that teenagers are an unmotivated bunch. Not true. While goals change between late childhood and adolescence, motivation is still there. It’s a good thing that their interests, hopes, and dreams are changing at this age. For parents, however, it can be hard to keep up with those rapid changes happening with their teens.

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