Upcoming Workshop! | The Health Teacher – Health Education Article

August 14, 2018   As educators, we might not agree with every initiative that comes down the pipe, but we all want our students to be healthy and happy. In an ideal world, this would mean that every school would have a stand-alone health and wellness program. However, in most international schools, this still isn’t the case. Wellness is being taught, but it’s happening in pockets throughout the school- PE, advisory, counselor talks, core classes- and often comes down to the passion of certain…

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Analyzing the Scientific Evidence Behind Health News – Health Education Article

August 20, 2018 Another awesome lesson plan from the folks at New York Times. This one takes an in-depth look at health news and hits NHES3 (Accessing Information), NHES2 (Analyzing Influences) and NHES 8 (Advocacy). Would love to team up with the librarian and a science teacher for this! Source: ‘Chocolate Found to Stave Off Death!’ Analyzing the Scientific Evidence Behind Health Headlines – The New York Times This is only a snippet of a Health Education Article written by…

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Health Sites Web Quest | The Health Teacher – Health Education Article

August 28, 2018 Hey 6th graders! Did you know that online health searches are now the third most popular activity on the web? While googling information about our health can  be helpful, sometimes it can give us misinformation as well. Read the following article from Choices: Will You Fall for Fake News? After reading all of the ways you can identify useful valid websites, you’re going to come up with a puberty or health related question of your own and…

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8th grade tech balance | The Health Teacher – Health Education Article

September 3, 2018 Hi guys! This unit, we’re going to be looking at the influence of technology and media on our personal and family health. After reflecting in your journal, here are the resources you’ll need! Brainstorm in your group on the chart paper. What is the impact of technology and media on our health and wellness? Make two columns- one for the opportunities and one for the challenges. Read the article: Fortnite Debate Formulate your thought on the issue and decide…

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Vaping advocacy activity | The Health Teacher – Health Education Article

September 26, 2019 *Stickers designed by Jennifer, Grade 8 Hey 8th graders! You’re going to try and combat all of the tricks used by JUULs on social media by creating a genius campaign of your own. After reading this article from the (upcoming!) November issue of Choices Magazine, What JUUL’s Hiding, you’re going to get to work creating a clever message- either with a social media post, laptop sticker, infographic, any other method- to let your friends know about the real…

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Top 3 Tips for Patients Facing a New Diagnosis – Health Article

Facing a new diagnosis may bring fear, anxiety and a search on Dr. Google (only to reveal the worst possible scenarios of course). Fortunately, there are hundreds of patient communities and leaders online ready to embrace and support you as you begin your patient journey. WEGO Health Awards Best Kept Secret Patient Leader, Amber Wallace, is sharing her top 3 tips for new patients to gain control of their situation and make the most of it.   Tip #1 |…

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