Category Archives: Health

Risk-Taking and Your Brain

Image: Carnegie Mellon Today Explain three things you learned from the TED Talk “How Risk-taking Changes a Teenager’s Brain”.

Adult Brain vs. Teen Brain

Image: Harvard Magazine Now that you’ve learned about the different regions of the brain and what they do, I want you to start thinking about how your brain and my brain might be different. I want you to name a lobe of the brain that you think might be different in teen brains and adult brains and […]

How to Make Stress your Friend

After watching Kelly McGonigal’s TED Talk respond to the following questions: What did she say that was different from what you have believed about stress? What did you take away from the talk that you can use in your own life?

Thoughts on Speaker

Post something that stood out for you from today’s talk with Kaija. It could be something you learned, a question that came to you after the talk, something you found really important, etc. If you don’t want to post it publically you can email it to Jennifer.

Teening Your Parent

What is one thing you wish your parents understood better about teens? What is one thing you learned in the Teening Your Parent resource? (At least one complete sentence for each question.)

Teen Brain Thoughts

What is one thing that you learned from the video on the teen brain that you learned that you think is important for other people to know, and why do you think they should know it?

Differences Between Groups

How does it make you feel when you read about the disparities (differences) between groups when it comes to the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths? Dig down a little bit and write at least three sentences.

COVID-19 and You

How has COVID-19 impacted you or your family? How has COVID-19 impacted your community? (These are the last questions on the Peardeck slide show. If you have answered on there just copy your answers on to here. If you haven’t answered on the slide answering on here will count for both.)

Health 2021!

Welcome to High School Health class! This class tends to be interesting, fun, and relevant to the lives of many teenagers. Of the following topics, which one are you most interested in learning about? mental health nutrition the teen brain addiction relationships