reading Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, by Daniel J. Siegel. it’s been on my ‘to read’ stack for more than six months.
it reminds me of the wonderful quote that dean blevins tossed out during our panel on teenage brains at the nywc last fall:
do we view teenagers as a problem to be solved, or a wonder to behold?
view this quote from the book through a “wonder to behold” lens:
Brain changes during the early teen years set up four qualities of our minds during adolescence: novelty seeking, social engagement, increased emotional intensity, and creative exploration.
yeah, i think i’ll have to blog about this more. but this is worth a mini-post by itself.