It might feel intimidating to raise the emotional concerns around cancer in the classroom, but discussing them with sensitivity can help teens process the ideas and gain a greater sense of resilience around the topic.
Greetings, teachers! It is with great excitement that I am able to unveil a brand new feature on the Choices site: annotated reading! On selected story pages moving forward, you'll see orange text throughout—these are places where your students can enhance their reading experience.
Editor’s Note: Time-management is a crucial back-to-school skill, but it’s not always easy to teach. That’s why we love this activity from Choices subscriber Jeff Tranell, a 6th grade math and science teacher at Park Forest Middle School in State College, Pennsylvania. Use it in connection with our Life Skills Made Easy lesson this month.  
Editor’s Note: This year, Choices has expanded its monthly debates to four pages, with even meatier arguments from real teens—and the factual support they need to evaluate those opinions. Here, Lauren DeViney, who is a Project Manager for the New Balance Foundation Billion Mile Race and former high school health teacher in Waltham, MA, shares her tips for stimulating a lively discussion in your classroom.
Inspired by our Different Like You story about Miya, a childhood cancer survivor, in the September issue? This guide has everything you need to teach your students the power of giving back with the help of our non-profit partners, Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Follow these simple steps to register your lemonade stand and make it a success.
In our September issue, we’re kicking off a brand new back-page advice column called Life Skills Made Easy.