Choices Magazine

Choices Magazine, published by Scholastic, provides the tools to teach teens to think critically about their health, their life, and their world, without telling them what to do. To learn more, visit www.scholastic.com/choices.
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When fake news seems to be everywhere, make sure your students have the media- literacy skills they need to distill the facts! Pass out this printable guide as a reference for students! | #lifeskills #digital #citizenship #media #literacy #fakenews #teaching #freebie #free #printable #highschool #middleschool

Which One is #FakeNews?

When fake news seems to be everywhere, make sure your students have the media- literacy skills they need to distill the facts! Pass out this printable guide as a reference for students!

Teach teens the best way to wow an adult with this e-mail template worksheet! Make it into a group #activity by having teens proofread work in small groups. | #teaching #teens #lifeskills #email #highschool #middleschool #education

Teach teens the best way to wow an adult with this e-mail template worksheet! Make it into a group by having teens proofread work in small groups.

“Text mapping is one my favorite pre-reading strategies,” says language arts intervention teacher, Tracy Potash. According to Tracy, pre-reading activities like this one can be critical to a student’s understanding of the text. Follow this step-by-step guide to try text mapping in your middle school or high school classroom today! | #highschool #middleschool #education #teaching #classroom #ideas #differentiation #howto #textmapping #strategy #ELA #choicesmag

Why You Should Try Text Mapping With Your Class

“Text mapping is one my favorite pre-reading strategies,” says language arts intervention teacher, Tracy Potash. According to Tracy, pre-reading activities like this one can be critical to a student’s understanding of the text. Follow this step-by-step guide to try text mapping in your middle school or high school classroom today! | #highschool #middleschool #education #teaching #classroom #ideas #differentiation #howto #textmapping #strategy #ELA #choicesmag

Is fast fashion a bad thing? Have your students research and investigate clothing retailers as they learn about corporate social responsibility, in order to determine which companies support more ethical practices. Don't forget to try the in-class #debate! | #high #school #middle #teaching #lifeskills #empathy #culture #activity #worksheet #lesson

Teaching Teens to Be Conscious Consumers

Is fast fashion a bad thing? Have your students research and investigate clothing retailers as they learn about corporate social responsibility, in order to determine which companies support more ethical practices.

Use this helpful graphic to teach students to analyze the impact sugary beverages, like soda, can have on their overall health. Want to take your nutrition lesson a step further? Click through to our in-class debate, "Should Soda Have a Warning Label?" | #debate #highschool #middle #school #teaching #health #healthed #soda #sugar #nutrition #lesson

Should Soda Have a Warning Label?

Use this helpful graphic to teach students to analyze the impact sugary beverages, like soda, can have on their overall health. Want to take your nutrition lesson a step further? Click through to our in-class debate, "Should Soda Have a Warning Label?

Teach students the dangers of alcohol and the risks of alcohol poisoning with this brilliant infographic, full of relevant statistics and facts that will inform your students. Use this in conjunction with our #annotated text feature this month, to round our your alcohol unit. | #teen #health #education #alcohol #poisoning #lesson #classroom #ideas #highschool #middleschool #safety #choicesmag|

Your April Issue: The Alcohol Story Your Students Will Never Forget

Want to make spotting fake news fun? Try our new interactive flip book, “The Fact or Fake Game Show.” Project this slideshow on your whiteboard, so teens can learn the best methods of how to avoid fake news. |#lifeskills #digital #citizenship #media #literacy #fakenews #teaching #highschool #middleschool #interactive #lesson

Media Literacy Lesson: This Slideshow Will Teach Students to Spot Fake News!

Want to make spotting fake news fun? Try our new interactive flip book, “The Fact or Fake Game Show.” Project this slideshow on your whiteboard, so teens can learn the best methods of how to avoid fake news.

The best way for students to learn stress management is by practicing! This free slideshow features stress-relief techniques that are easy to learn, and teach independence. A quick lesson: Have teens break into groups in class and try for themselves! (You can try too!) | #teens #highschool #middleschool #freebie #activity #health #stress #relief #management #lesson #group #project #classroom #ideas #choicesmag

This Slideshow Will Teach Students to Beat Stress!

The best way for students to learn stress management is by practicing! This free slideshow features stress-relief techniques that are easy to learn, and teach independence. A quick lesson: Have teens break into groups in class and try for themselves! (You can try too!) | #teens #highschool #middleschool #freebie #activity #health #stress #relief #management #lesson #group #project #classroom #ideas #choicesmag

Help your students make an X-plan with this worksheet!  This plan will give teens a safety net to navigate decision-making, avoid peer pressure, and keep an open relationship with their parents. Teach this important activity now! | #teens #highschool #middle #school #Xplan #peer #pressure  #lifeskills #herd #mentality

Help Teens Escape From Peer Pressure

Help your students make an X-plan with this worksheet! This plan will give teens a safety net to navigate decision-making, avoid peer pressure, and keep an open relationship with their parents.

Using your summer to plan for the upcoming school year? This teacher has two amazing (and free!) digital education resources for you to try in your classroom. | #lifeskills #middleschool #highschool #summer #lessonplans #free #digital #resources #online

Health Education: 2 Free Resources to Check Out Over the Summer

Using your summer to plan for the upcoming school year?) digital education resources for you to try in your classroom.

This teacher’s quote-reflection writing activity helped her students inspire each other and learn important advocacy and empathy lessons.  Here’s how you can bring the “Gallery of Inspiration” activity to your own classroom. | #lifeskills #advocacy #empathy #writing #activity #lesson #teaching #highschool #middleschool

A Reading and Writing Lesson Plan That Will Inspire Your Whole Class

This teacher’s quote-reflection writing activity helped her students inspire each other and learn important advocacy and empathy lessons. Here’s how you can bring the “Gallery of Inspiration” activity to your own classroom.

Making decisions is a tough task—and it can be especially difficult for teens that are facing major life milestones. Teach your students the important life skill of how to make a difficult choice, and don’t forget to print out the free classroom poster! | #teen #health #lifeskills #decision #making #free #printable #poster #lesson #highschool #middleschool #teaching

Free Classroom Poster: Share These Wise Words on Decision-Making

Making decisions is a tough task—and it can be especially difficult for teens that are facing major life milestones. Teach your students the important life skill of how to make a difficult choice, and don’t forget to print out the free classroom poster!

Use this lesson and printable worksheet to get students thinking about the Surgeon General's warning label on cigarette packages. Should this apply to soda too? Students can debate the issue in class, then use the worksheet to analyze international warning labels. | #health #lesson #students #middleschool #highschool #teaching #debate #lesson #activity #public #health #culture

Public Health Lesson: What Do Soda and Cigarettes Have in Common?

Use this lesson and printable worksheet to get students thinking about the Surgeon General's warning label on cigarette packages. Should this apply to soda too? Students can debate the issue in class, then use the worksheet to analyze international warning labels. | #health #lesson #students #middleschool #highschool #teaching #debate #lesson #activity #public #health #culture

Lexi Brock, 18, is proud of being multiracial, but has dealt with her share of prejudices. Her mind-set? To rise above, always. Teach a lesson on advocacy and empathy to students by sharing Lexi’s important story on overcoming adversity. | #teaching #highschool #middle #school #classroom #lesson #advocacy #adversity #bullying #equality #choicesmag

Lexi Brock, is proud of being multiracial, but has dealt with her share of prejudices. Her mind-set? Teach a lesson on advocacy and empathy to students by sharing Lexi’s important story on overcoming adversity.

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