Course Description

This course is designed to take an in-depth look at research- supported strategies used to boost student’s effort, attitude, focus and IQ. During the course you will read about practical and teacher-friendly techniques and strategies to implement in your classroom. You will examine and reflect on the readings and your own practices with teaching adolescent students. You will be encouraged to share your own instructional successes and challenges in the area of working with adolescents that are disengaged and struggling in school as you read through Turnaround Tools for the Teenage Brain written by Eric Jensen and co-authored by Carole Snider. Grades 6-12.


Learner Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Reflect on their own teaching practices with students that are struggling and set goals for their teaching.
  • Apply Best Practices to their teaching and learning instruction.
  • Investigate the interwoven nature of attitude, effort and success.
  • Think critically about and evaluate strategies for struggling students.


Thank you so much for the informative and valuable lessons that this course has offered me. I really feel like the experience of reading and discussing the subjects laid out in this course and book will help me to become a much more thoughtful and effective teacher. Thanks again!!

---Summer 2017 Student

Great book- really relevant, useful, and wise use of my time. Thank you.

---Summer 2017 Student


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Section Title
Teenage Minds: Brain-Based Methods that Boost Adolescent Learning
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $690.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Turnaround Tools for the Teenage Brain written by Eric Jensen and co-authored by Carole Snider.

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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