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Thoughts from the Health Education classroom, brought to you by Scott Todnem and his middle school students.

Thoughts from the Health Education classroom, brought to you by Scott Todnem and his middle school students.
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Thoughts from the Health Education classroom, brought to you by Scott Todnem and his middle school students.

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English

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630.707.1143


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Episode 15 - Teens & Physical Attraction (Part 3: Conclusion)

4/23/2019
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The conclusion! Attraction... dating... crush interests. Luke and Tadiwa interview all four students in the final segment of this short series-- Haley and Ella are joined by Mark and Noah, and the large group of 8th graders discuss and debate binary gender behavior. This is Part 3 of the conversation about physical attraction differences in teens. Resources! Teachers: Teenagers in Love Parents: Adolescence and the Teenage Crush Students: Scarleteen.com (For older teenage...

Duration:00:19:57

Episode 14 - Teens & Physical Attraction (Part 2: From the Girls)

4/18/2019
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It continues! Attraction... dating... crush interests. Luke and Tadiwa interview two more students, Haley and Ella, and the four 8th graders discuss more binary gender behavior. This is Part 2 with the girls. Part 3 will conclude the topic of conversation, as all four 8th graders join our hosts in one large conversation with gender and attraction differences in mind. Resources! Teachers: Teenagers in Love Parents: Adolescence and the Teenage Crush Students: Scarleteen.com (For older...

Duration:00:18:24

Episode 13 - Teens & Physical Attraction (Part 1: From the Boys)

4/16/2019
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Attraction... dating... crush interests. Luke and Tadiwa interview two other students, Mark and Noah, and the four 8th graders work through the giggles to discuss attractions and social health. This is Part 1 with the boys. Part 2 will include two 8th grade girls to continue the conversation with gender and attraction differences in mind. Resources! Teachers: Teenagers in Love Parents: Adolescence and the Teenage Crush Students: Scarleteen.com (For older teenage audiences) Teaching...

Duration:00:15:00

NPR Contest

3/30/2019
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Duration:00:11:53

Episode 12 - Physical Injury & Resiliency

2/26/2019
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Almost everyone will sustain a physical injury in life that they need to overcome. Luke and Tadiwa interview two other students, Sarah and Blake, and the four 8th graders discuss setbacks, recovery, and resiliency after injury. Resources! - What Physical Injury Taught Me About Mental Health - Got Bounce? Resiliency For Teens. Teaching insight, blog posts, and more from the Health Education classroom: LifeIsTheFuture.com

Duration:00:15:23

Episode 11 - The Decision Making Process

2/19/2019
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Decisions, decisions! Luke and Tadiwa interview two other students, Aaliya and Aryan, and the four 8th graders discuss decision making-- including choices and related topics like like academics, sports, musical interests, procrastination, and the influence of others. Resources! DECISION MAKING STUDY: Teenage Brains Have a Totally Different Way of Making Decisions RATIONAL DECISION MAKING: DECIDE Model Teaching insight, blog posts, and more from the Health Education classroom:...

Duration:00:16:17

Episode 10 - Teenagers & Phone Addiction

1/24/2019
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The age of phone addictions! Luke and Tadiwa interview two other students, Sara and Mason, and the four 8th graders discuss phone use-- including overuse and addiction, friend connections, and social media. Resources! STUDENT & TEACHER RESOURCE: Smartphone Addiction PARENT RESOURCE: Psychology Today Teaching insight, blog posts, and more from the Health Education classroom: LifeIsTheFuture.com

Duration:00:20:02

Episode 9 - Teen Relationships & Dating Expectations

1/17/2019
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Back at it in 2019! Luke and Tadiwa start off by interviewing two other students, Ella and Noah. The four 8th graders discuss teen relationships and a bunch of related topics like expectations, break-ups, media portrayal, and sexual well-being. Resources below! STUDENT RESOURCE: LoveIsRespect.Org PARENT RESOURCE: Coping with Teen Dating TEACHER RESOURCE: Teaching Consent TEACHER RESOURCE: Sex Ed in America Teaching insight, blog posts, and more from the Health Education classroom:...

Duration:00:19:00

Episode 8 - Teen Gratitude & Coping with Change

12/18/2018
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Luke and Tadiwa finish 2018 by interviewing two other students, Sydney and Tolu. The four 8th graders discuss positive items in teenage life, with a focus on what they are thankful for as well as how teens perceive and handle change. PARENT RESOURCE - COPING WITH CHANGE: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/surviving-your-childs-adolescence/201204/educating-adolescents-about-coping-change STUDENT RESOURCE - COPING WITH EMOTIONS:...

Duration:00:14:26

Episode 7 - Teen Values & The Masks We Wear

12/4/2018
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Luke and Tadiwa interview two other 8th grade students, Colin and Devin. All four discuss life values, with a focus on what teens tend to prioritize and the influence of friends and family in their lives. They also get into the "masks" people wear in terms of hiding or protecting our authentic self. More info included below! TEENS AREN'T JUST RISK MACHINES: http://theconversation.com/teens-arent-just-risk-machines-theres-a-method-to-their-madness-89439 THE MASKS WE WEAR:...

Duration:00:16:59

Episode 6 - Technology & Teens

11/20/2018
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Luke and Tadiwa interview two other 8th grade students, Stefan and Amiah. All four discuss technology, with a focus on social media and its influence in their lives. Research studies and more info included below! PEW RESEARCH STUDY: http://www.pewinternet.org/2018/05/31/teens-social-media-technology-2018/ COMMON SENSE MEDIA STUDY: https://www.recode.net/2018/9/10/17826810/social-media-use-teens-time-spent-facebook-instagram-snapchat "IRRESISTIBLE" (RISE OF ADDICTIVE TECHNOLOGY):...

Duration:00:17:20

Episode 5 - Peer Pressure & Refusal Skills

11/13/2018
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Luke and Tadiwa interview two other 8th grade students, Caleb and Laniyah. All four discuss peer pressure, both positive and negative, and how they manage the influence of others. Research studies included below! NIH MONITORING THE FUTURE STUDY: https://www.drugabuse.gov/trends-statistics/monitoring-future/monitoring-future-study-trends-in-prevalence-various-drugs CDC TEEN SEXUAL RISK BEHAVIORS https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/sexualbehaviors/ Teaching insight, blog posts, and more from the...

Duration:00:16:47

Episode 4 - Stress & Life Balance

11/9/2018
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Hosts Luke and Tadiwa interview two other 8th grade students, Gabe and Kayla. All four discuss teenage stressors and life balance, talking through what activities they juggle each week, how they perceive stress, and what they do for self-management. Stress management resources below! STUDENT RESOURCE https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/stress.html PARENT RESOURCE https://www.bradleyhospital.org/managing-stress-teens-and-adolescents-guide-parents TEACHER RESOURCE...

Duration:00:14:40

Episode 3 - Vaping & Teen Perception

10/30/2018
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Our hosts Luke and Tadiwa interview two other 8th grade students, Jack and Kayla. All four students examine drug use, focusing on vaping devices such as JUUL, and teen perceptions surrounding the topic. Check the links below for more information! STUDENT RESOURCE https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/what-we-do/industry-watch/e-cigarettes PARENT RESOURCE https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/infographics/youth/pdfs/e-cigarettes-usb-flash-508.pdf TEACHER RESOURCE...

Duration:00:13:25

Episode 2 - Gender & Social Media

10/23/2018
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Our hosts Luke and Tadiwa take the lead and interview two other 8th grade students, Aminah and Armani. All four students give their thoughts on gender differences and social media in middle school. PARENT RESOURCE https://www.commonsensemedia.org/social-media TEACHER RESOURCES - Student Safety: https://www.cybersafebc.ca/resources - Classroom Use: https://www.edutopia.org/blog/social-media-resources-educators-matt-davis Teaching insight, blog posts, and more from the Health Education...

Duration:00:15:21

Episode 1 - Meeting Our First Hosts

10/16/2018
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Getting started with our first podcast hosts, Luke and Tadiwa! We meet our 8th grade students who will take the lead in weekly interviews with classmates. These two will practice the Health Ed skills of communication and advocacy to create debates and discussions on a multitude of timely topics for today's teen. Teaching insight, blog posts, and more from the Health Education classroom: LifeIsTheFuture.com

Duration:00:11:34