Monday March 5 – Smart Phones and Mental Illness

Learning targets:

—>What are the concerns about cell phones and teenagers – are these legitimate concerns?

—> What do cell phones have to do with mental illness?


  1. Kahoot!
  2. Get into groups of 4
  3. Watch video at this site:
    1. Write down 7 key points as you watch
  4. Read over Teens are Addicted to Cell phones
    1. 3 levels protocol
    2. Groups present
  5. video below – jot down 7 key points Jean Twenge makes about smartphones and iGen



Monday Feb 26 – Strategies for Stress

Learning Targets

How does stress impact your body/mind?

What are 3 or 4 ways that you think would work for YOU to get rid of stress?

  1. Readings about Stress
  2. discussion
  3. in groups, read The Benefits of Stress
    1. discuss
  4. Videos on coping with stress
      1. What are 10 different methods given?
      2. Which methods do you think are best?  Why?
      3. Which do you think might not work for teens?  Why?
  5. activity

Friday Feb 23 – Resilience

Learning Targets

–> What is the difference between anxiety and stress?

–> In what ways can stress be good?

–> What is resiliency and how does resiliency help one cope with stress?

  1. Brain cards
  2. Discussion
  3. Stress test –
  4. Resilience video
  5. Reality of Stress
  6. The Benefits of Stress