In this months debate, Do Teens Need Recess?, we tackle the importance of physical activity during the school day. This activity from Choices teacher-adviser Amy Lauren Smith will help you get your students moving.


In an era of distractions and too much screentime, it's no secret teens are missing out on what may be the most essential health practice: sleep. This project-based learning activity—designed by Choices teacher-adviser Amy Lauren Smith—will help you teach your students to recognize the importance of getting adequate rest.

Already thinking about next year? Choices teacher-adviser Amy Lauren Smith—a sixth to eighth grade health teacher at the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China, and the brilliant mind behind our Teacher’s Guide each month—has got the scoop on new resources that'll make planning lessons so much easier.


Here's why you should make the switch to skills-based health education, according to a middle school teacher—and a few of her former students. 

Choices teacher-adviser Amy Lauren Smith shares expert advice on fostering a trauma-informed approach to learning.

This week in teen news, we discuss the link between smartphones and mental health, risk-taking behavior, and more.