Life Is The Future

Life Is The Future

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By Scott Todnem
Thoughts from the Health Education classroom, brought to you by Scott Todnem and his middle school students.
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Episode 14 - Teens & Physical Attraction (Part 2: From the Girls)
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 teenage audiences) Teaching insight, blog posts, and more from the Health Education classroom: LifeIsTheFuture.com
18:24
April 18, 2019
Episode 13 - Teens & Physical Attraction (Part 1: From the Boys)
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 insight, blog posts, and more from the Health Education classroom: LifeIsTheFuture.com
15:09
April 16, 2019
Episode 12 - Physical Injury & Resiliency
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 
15:23
February 26, 2019
Episode 11 - The Decision Making Process
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: LifeIsTheFuture.com 
16:15
February 19, 2019
Episode 10 - Teenagers & Phone Addiction
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 
20:02
January 24, 2019
Episode 9 - Teen Relationships & Dating Expectations
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: LifeIsTheFuture.com 
19:00
January 17, 2019
Episode 8 - Teen Gratitude & Coping with Change
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: https://psychcentral.com/blog/techniques-for-teens-how-to-cope-with-your-emotions/ Teaching insight, blog posts, and more from the Health Education classroom: LifeIsTheFuture.com
14:25
December 18, 2018
Episode 7 - Teen Values & The Masks We Wear
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: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/5-masks-we-wear-and-why-w_b_7786922 Teaching insight, blog posts, and more from the Health Education classroom: LifeIsTheFuture.com
16:58
December 4, 2018
Episode 6 - Technology & Teens
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): https://www.amazon.com/Irresistible-Addictive-Technology-Business-Keeping/dp/1594206643 Teaching insight, blog posts, and more from the Health Education classroom: LifeIsTheFuture.com
17:19
November 20, 2018
Episode 5 - Peer Pressure & Refusal Skills
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 Health Education classroom: LifeIsTheFuture.com
16:47
November 13, 2018
Episode 4 - Stress & Life Balance
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 https://www.shapeamerica.org/uploads/pdfs/2018/resources/Social_Emotional_Learning_Erin_Lumpkins.pdf Teaching insight, blog posts, and more from the Health Education classroom: LifeIsTheFuture.com
14:40
November 9, 2018
Episode 3 - Vaping & Teen Perception
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 http://ymiclassroom.com/lesson-plans/takingdowntobacco/ Teaching insight, blog posts, and more from the Health Education classroom: LifeIsTheFuture.com
13:19
October 30, 2018
Episode 2 - Gender & Social Media
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 classroom: LifeIsTheFuture.com
15:15
October 23, 2018
Episode 1 - Meeting Our First Hosts
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
11:33
October 16, 2018
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