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Train Your Brain: How Your Brain Learns Best

Jeff Szpirglas, Danielle Saint-Onge (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119339

Your brain has an amazing ability to make changes and reorganize itself throughout your lifetime. This is called neuroplasticity. Supported by the latest in brain research, this motivating title helps readers understand how our brains learn and how each of us has our own personal learning style. Key concepts include brain functions and processes related to learning such as memory, attention, executive functions, and other cognitive abilities, and how neural connections form and grow. Readers are encouraged to take on a growth mindset, which is the belief that we are not just born with certain talents—we can develop them. The book includes several brain-based learning strategies. Each strategy includes a hands-on activity or demonstration to help readers apply the strategy in the real world, be empowered to take more risks in their learning, and to unlock their personal potential.

Your Brain: Understanding Your Body’s Control Center

Jeff Szpirglas, Danielle Saint-Onge (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119971

This comprehensive title examines the structures and functions of the brain. Accessible text and supportive design elements introduce different parts of the brain and explain their key functions. Readers will also discover how the brain interprets and responds to messages received from different sensory receptors. Hands-on investigations help reinforce and extend core concepts. This title supports NGSS Structure, Function, and Information Processing - 4-LS1-1; MS-LS1-8.

Your Changing Brain: A Guidebook

Jeff Szpirglas, Danielle Saint-Onge (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119957

The first few years of life were thought to be the most important in brain development. With the aid of modern brain-imaging technologies, we now know the brain undergoes a substantial remodeling process during adolescence. This insightful title is designed to empower readers as they learn how areas of the brain related to decision-making, planning and goal setting, impulse control, and social interactions are affected by this process of change. They will also discover that personal choices, experiences, and environment play a pivotal role in adolescent brain development. Strategies help readers build emotional intelligence, manage stress, and adopt a proactive, mindful approach to minimize vulnerabilities and maximize their potential for positive personal development during adolescence.

Designing Healthy Communities

Sheri Doyle (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120342

This book inspires readers to become change-makers for healthy living and eating by using design-thinking principles to tackle local and global issues. Beginning with a detailed look at the steps involved in design thinking, readers are guided through the process so they can design their own solutions to big issues—from the need for healthy food options in schools to the lack of clean drinking water in impoverished communities.

Designing Inclusive Communities

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120359

From neighborhoods and schools to the worldwide community, this book explains how design thinking principles can help create communities that give all its members a place and a voice by planning in an inclusive and collaborative way. Beginning with a detailed look at the steps involved in design thinking, readers are guided through the process so they can design their own solutions to the barriers that prevent participation in order to create a truly connected community.

Designing Positive School Communities

Janice Dyer (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120373

School communities should be accessible, inclusive, and safe places for students of varying backgrounds, abilities, and needs. This important title teaches readers how to use design thinking principles to become positive change-makers in their school communities. Beginning with a detailed look at the steps involved in design thinking, readers are guided through the process so they can design their own solutions to big issues—from inclusivity to bullying to learning needs.

The True Cost of Food

Katie Dicker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427182098

In this fascinating title, readers find out about the food supply chain, fair trade, and how our eating habits affect our health. With debate boxes and contemporary case studies, readers also discover the environmental impacts their food purchases have on the planet.

Physical Bullying

Jennifer Rivkin (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191298

Physical bullying is the most blatant form of bullying. It includes hitting or kicking the victim, or, taking or damaging the victim's belongings. Physical bullying is more common among males, however females can also be the perpetuators or victims of this form of bullying. This informative title addresses physical bullying from the perspective of the target, the bully, and the bystander. Case studies, statistics, and thought-provoking questions shed light on this issue and provide actionable strategies to prevent it.

Social Bullying

Margaret Webb (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191304

Social bullying involves hurting someones reputation or relationships. Also called relational bullying, it includes acts such as social exclusion, spreading rumors, and embarrassing a person in public. It also includes nonverbal acts such as staring, pointing, and making gestures. This revealing title examines why social bullying occurs and provides effective strategies to confront it.

Verbal Bullying

Jennifer Rivkin (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191311

Studies indicate that verbal bullying is more than twice as common as physical bullying. It occurs across all age groups, genders, economic classes, and ethnic groups. Verbal bullying can inflict long-term emotional scars. This informative title examines the causes and consequences of verbal bullying. Readers will learn to identify different kinds of verbal bullying and discover concrete strategies to prevent it.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Marguerite Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193889

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a term used to describe a group of developmental disorders that include autism, Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and others. Many people with these disorders struggle with social interaction and communication. This informative book provides insight into how people diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder experience the world around them and promotes understanding and acceptance. A chapter for friends and family discusses how to handle autism spectrum disorder and its effects on siblings and relatives.

Depression and Other Mood Disorders

Jon Eben Field (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193919

Studies indicate that approximately four percent of adolescents experience serious depression. Depression and other mood disorders such as bipolar disorder occur across all age groups, genders, economic classes, and ethnic groups. This informative title examines the causes and symptoms of depression and other mood disorders and provides information about treatment options. A chapter on caring for others discusses the difficulties young people encounter living with or caring for siblings or parents who are depressed or have a mood disorder.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Rosie Gowsell, Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193902

An estimated 40,000 children are born with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in the United States each year. The impacts on school and family, and social life are immense. FASDs are a group of disorders and conditions that occur in people whose mothers drank alcohol during pregnancy. This useful title gives an overview of the mental, behavioral, and physical impairments of FASD, as well as new research, treatments and methods for managing behavioral issues. A chapter on caring for others addresses children dealing with parents, siblings, or foster siblings with an FASD diagnosis.

Eating Disorders

Carrie Iorizzo (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191205

This insightful book examines different types of eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating, and discusses causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Up-to-date information and firsthand accounts shed light on body image and eating disorders that are becoming increasingly common in adolescence. Practical advice on developing a positive self-image is also included.

Gambling

Carrie Iorizzo (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191212

Youth gambling has become a serious concern. From online poker and card games, to sports pools and lottery tickets, gambling is more accessible than ever before. This informative and timely book explores the different forms of gambling, reasons why young people gamble, and the dangerous consequences of compulsive gambling. Compelling real-life stories, recent statistics, and research help readers make informed and educated choices about gambling.

Plague!

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191687

This gripping title traces the causes, symptoms, and treatment of plague through the height of the Black Death in Europe and into the modern day.

Medical Inventions: The Best of Health

Jill Bryant (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194190

Innovations in the medical field save countless lives daily. In this fascinating title, a timeline of breakthrough medical inventions is explored through dynamic photographs and interesting fact boxes. Fleming's advances with penicillin and the invention of the X-ray machine are some of the featured inventions that keep us in the best of health!

Medicine Cabinet Chemistry

Jon Eben Field (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196125

The medical and pharmaceutical industries rely on chemists to produce drugs that relieve pain and keep people alive. Readers will learn what goes into the making of an aspirin and how some medical discoveries have been the result of trial, error, and "chem-tacular" luck! Easy experiments allow budding scientists to test theories.

Growing and Eating Green: Careers in Farming, Producing, and Marketing Food

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792529

Come inside for a fresh look at careers in green food, from planting to cultivation, and merchandising to selling. In addition to the greening of conventional methods of food production, this book examines careers in alternative energy, equipment, packaging, and delivery systems.

Body Care Chemistry

Rachel Eagen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196071

So many of the everyday products we use are created through the wonders of modern chemistry. From toilet paper to body cream, soap, and perfume, humans rely on chemistry to make our lives easier. Fascinating experiments explain how compounds are mixed together and how body care products are made. Easy experiments allow budding scientists to test theories.

Why We Need Water and Fiber

Angela Royston (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196828

Water plays a vital role in nearly every bodily function, including regulating temperature and removing toxins. Fiber is essential for gastrointestinal health. This compelling book examines how fiber and water work together to help our digestive tracts run smoothly.

Why We Need Carbohydrates

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196774

Even though carbohydrates have been given a bad rap in recent years, they are essential for maintaining good health. This fascinating title examines the chemical structure of carbohydrates and explains the differences between simple and complex carbohydrates.

Why We Need Fats

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196781

There is a great deal of fuss about fat! Fat is an essential nutrient for optimal health, however too much fat can lead to health problems. This informative title helps clear up the confusion about this controversial nutrient.

Why We Need Minerals

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196798

Minerals boost our immune systems, support normal growth and development, and help cells and organs function. This engaging title explores the roles of key minerals, such as calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium.

Why We Need Proteins

Angela Royston (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196804

Our organs, bones, muscles, skin, and hair either contain or are made of proteins. This engaging title explains how our bodies break down large protein molecules into the amino acids that our bodies need to maintain our muscles, bones, blood, and body organs.