Current/Relevant/Adaptable

Resources for connecting health curriculum to the world we live in now.

Our rapidly changing world presents a whole new set of opportunities and challenges for kids. Staying on top of the latest can help us guide them as they set healthy habits for life. Got questions?
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About Me

Amy teaches Middle School Health at the Shanghai American School and has a passion for curriculum that is current, relevant, adaptable, and shared. She has presented at conferences in Asia as well as the AAHPERD and SHAPE America National Conventions, and writes a weekly column and the teacher's guide for Choices, Scholastic's health magazine for teens. You can find her online at thehealthteacher.com and on

Presentations

Asia Pacific PE Conference: Hong Kong International School
Nov. 11th-13th 2016
PBL with a Focus on Health & Wellness

SHAPE America National Convention 2017:
Boston, Massachusetts
March 14th-18th, 2017
Ready-to-Go Health Projects for a School on Any Budget

#PhysEdSummit 2016 :
Online presentation
August 2016
PBL With a Focus on Health & Wellness

Additional resources from past presentations can be accessed at:

The Health Teacher: Presentations

How to Teach Teens About the Importance of Failure | Choices Ideabook

Editor’s note: It’s hard to accept, but failure might actually be good for you. Choices teacher-advisor Amy Lauren Smith—a sixth to eighth grade health teacher at the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China, and the brilliant mind behind our Teacher’s Guide each month—explains how she helped her students understand this important lesson. Source: How to

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Teaching Puberty Doesn’t Have to Be Awkward! | Choices Ideabook

Editor’s note: Ready to tackle this uncomfortable topic? This advice from Choices teacher-advisor Amy Lauren Smith—a 6th to 8th grade health teacher at the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China, and the brilliant mind behind our Teacher’s Guide each month—will help you handle these lessons calmly and gracefully. Source: Teaching Puberty Doesn’t Have to Be

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What Teens Can Teach You About Screen Time | Choices Ideabook

Editor’s note: Feeling glued to your smartphone? Choices teacher-advisor Amy Lauren Smith—a 6th to 8th grade health teacher at the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China, and the brilliant mind behind our Teacher’s Guide each month—collected some surprisingly poignant advice from her class. Source: What Teens Can Teach You About Screen Time | Choices Ideabook

What I Learned From My Childhood Bully | Choices Ideabook

Editor’s note: Bullying is a serious issue, and Choices teacher-advisor Amy Lauren Smith—a 6th to 8th grade health teacher at the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China, and the brilliant mind behind our Teacher’s Guide each month—understands this from a personal perspective. Her advice will help you understand what students may be going through and

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What You Need to Know About Tracking Homework

Editor’s note: How much homework are your students really getting? Choices Teacher-Advisor Amy Lauren Smith—a sixth through eighth grade health teacher at the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China, and the brilliant mind behind our Teacher’s Guide each month—explains all the different factors you need to consider while tracking your students’ homework load. Source: What

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