“The Owner's Guide To The Teenage Brain” Explains How Teenagers Can Increase Brain Capacity.
A new book establishes a pathway to better learning and improved relationships.
(BRISBANE - AUSTRALIA) –Derek Pugh has released The Owner's Guide to the Teenage Brain (ISBN # 9781742840802), a self-study guide to the brain that outlines practical tips for improved learning and brain management for teenagers.
This guide for teenagers is also ideal for any parent or teacher who wants to understand the teenage brain, and build more successful relationships with their teenagers.
“You forge much of your identity during the teenage years. A teenager who understands how the brain works is more likely to develop skills that maximize their brain efficiency,” says Derek Pugh.
Pugh uses real life examples backed by recent findings in neuroscience to explain the concept behind the five “SEWBaD” secrets (Sleep, Exercise, Water, Breakfast and Diet) that can be used to maximise the effectiveness of our brains, and learning efficiency.
“A teenager who misses an hour of sleep each night risks being two years behind their age group in cognitive function and holds an eighty percent greater probability of becoming obese. By studying how the brain works and applying relevant learning techniques, teenagers will be able to learn and remember more profoundly,” says Derek Pugh.
Neuroscientists are constantly working with educators to show that there is a great deal to be done in improving our skills in teaching and learning. Derek Pugh is one of those educators.
An internationally renowned teacher with over 19 years in Australian and International Schools, his seminars and workshops have educated thousands about the functioning of the brain, and using better learning methods through ‘Brain Compatible Education’.
Derek Pugh balances time between raising two sons, work as a school Principal, running international workshops and conference sessions for teachers, students and parents, and translating the findings of neuroscientists into meaningful operational messages for teachers.
“The concept illustrated in The Owner's Guide to the Teenage Brain will catapult your brain potential. Not only will you maximize your learning capabilities with a program that lasts, I will show you exactly how to learn and build upon your strengths and deploying strategies to develop your weaknesses with results that last a lifetime,” says Derek Pugh.
Pugh has previously published numerous articles and the acclaimed novel Tammy Damulkurra, a negotiated text written with teenage Indigenous Australian girls.