Hey thanks for your insightful post! I can see that you also paid close attention to adolescents needing to sleep in more and also the problem with being afraid to talk in front of the class. I too have struggled with this and still do today although I believe it’s getting better. Do you think that as teachers we should require our students to give presentations so that they become familiar with talking in front of an audience or should we just give them the option? The readings this week said there should be a equal balance of challenge and support; too much challenge can cause anxiety which can lead to unsuccessful learning. Could talking in front of a class create such anxiety that the students will not learn properly from the activity? Is there a different way the teacher could exercise presenting skills but in a more comfortable way?