Professor Baird was recently featured on two episodes of National Geographic’s Brain Games (Season 7, Episodes 3 and 4). Check out her “Brains Behaving Badly” clip discussing lust and the seven sins and watch what happens in the “Life of the Brain” when Professor Baird proposes the idea of swimming with sharks to children, adults, and adolescents.
Can teens self-regulate without fully matured frontal lobes? This is the question many parents, teachers, and policymakers have been asking themselves for decades, often with mixed responses. Earlier this month, Professor Baird explained why teens have more self-regulatory power than we might think. Check out her interviews with the Dana Foundation and the Chicago Tribune to discover the truth behind some of society’s most common neurological myths.
Interested in learning more about the teen brain? Professor Baird sits down with TASC’s Vice President for Policy and Research, Saskia Traill, to discuss the developing brain, the highly functional nature of adolescence, and the implications that science holds for the classroom. Check out the interview here
Last week, Professor Baird served on a research panel for The After-School Corporation where she and her colleagues discussed the intersections of learning and adolescent development. In collaboration with other experts in the fields of research, policy, and practice, she provided remarks about creating effective learning opportunities for young students. Saskia Traill, TASC’s vice president for policy and research, provides a brief overview of the panelists’ lessons.
July 17, 2014 marked the 30th anniversary of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984, prohibiting alcohol consumption for individuals under the age of 21. Professor Baird speaks to CNN about peer-mediated, experiential learning, and how these neuropsychological concepts relate to minimum age drinking laws. To read the article, click here