Editor's note: Sometimes teens have trouble understanding the moods and emotions that are going through their growing brains. This mood-tracking activity from Choices Teacher-Adviser Amy Lauren Smith--a 6th-8th grade health teacher at the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China, and the brilliant mind behind our Teacher's Guide each month--presents a therapeutic, activity-based approach to teen mental health.

This week in the news, we discuss International Day of the Girl, growing pains in the teen brain, fighting bullying in the classroom, and the epidemic of deadly teen driving.

A health teacher breaks down the simple ways to ensure that your students feel comfortable and confident about their bodies.

This Life Skills Made Easy column (and free classroom poster!) will help your students rock their next group project.

Our November-December issue features an incredible piece on the ways that our country's heroin epidemic has devastated one Connecticut town. We know that drug use can be a difficult topic to approach with teens, but it's one of the most important topics you can introduce in your classroom. This guide will give you the background you need, including simple tips to help you teach the article with sensitivity.

This month's debate concerns body image, and we know that can a difficult topic to bring up in the classroom. This guide will help you teach this subject in a sensitive and respectful manner.