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Student voice: How young scientists are changing the world

Student Voice

  Young people are changing the world through science. Some of the 40 high school students who made it to the finals of the Regeneron…read more

Newark Youth Court brings introspection, not incarceration

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In this NewsHour lesson plan, students will learn about efforts underway to fix problems with the nation’s criminal justice system, including taking a closer look at what to do about teenagers who commit minor crimes. Continue reading

Teaching resources for talking with teens about suicide

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There are a variety of mini-lessons and activities contained in this PBS NewsHour lesson on suicide prevention and awareness. You may wish to invite your school counselor to your class, and let your administrator know you are teaching about suicide. Continue reading

National Poetry Day: How this program brings happiness to troubled teens

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Learn how a unique program in Seattle teaches teens who are in jail, on the streets, or in other ways leading difficult lives to write poetry as a way to triumph over their experiences. Continue reading

Do you control your phone or does your phone control you?

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As we turn to our screens more and more, it is important to understand why modern society finds smartphones so addicting and the implications of this worldwide epidemic on our brains. Download a tracking app such as Moment to monitor how many times you engage with your phone daily and how much time is spent on various apps. Continue reading

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