We're all guilty of procrastinating sometimes, but teens are especially prone to this bad habit. 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 rounded up the resources you need to tackle this topic in class.

This week in teen news, we discuss bringing social media into the classroom, the rise in obesity-related illnesses in teens, and more!

A teacher shares her lesson plan to teach middle school students about the importance of paying it forward.

Editor's note: Ready to tackle this uncomfortable topic? This advice from Choices teacher-advisor Amy Lauren Smith--a 6th to 8th grade health teacher at the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China, and the brilliant mind behind our Teacher's Guide each month--will help you handle these lessons calmly and gracefully.

Editor's note: It's hard to accept, but failure might actually be good for you. Choices teacher-advisor 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--explains how she helped her students understand this important lesson.

It's 2017, and we're back with our first teen news update of the year!