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

I teach Middle School Health at the Shanghai American School and have a passion for curriculum that is current, relevant, adaptable, and shared. I've presented at conferences in Asia as well as at SXSWedu and the SHAPE America National Convention. Outside of the classroom, I write the teacher's guide and a weekly column for Choices, Scholastic's health and life-skills magazine for teens. You can find me online at thehealthteacher.com and on

Presentations

Upcoming: EARCOS Weekend Workshop
Developing a Health Curriculum for Your School
October 14th & 15th, 2017
Shanghai American School

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

6 Ways to Bring Authentic Learning to Health Class

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#healthed6 Ways to Bring Authentic Learning to Your Health Class When I was in 8th grade, I was assigned a project on career exploration. At the time, I was obsessed with music, and wanted nothing more than to be a radio DJ. My friend and I researched everything we could get our hands on (not

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6 Online Resources for Creating a Health Curriculum

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#healthedOnline Resources for Planning a Health Curriculum Two years ago, I finally did it. I threw away (or recycled, actually) the stacks of textbooks that have been collecting dust on my shelves for years. I’m not sure why I didn’t do it sooner. Textbooks are often outdated and health is a subject with a constantly

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7 Reasons to Use Journaling in Health Class

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#healthed  Journaling has been a big part of my health classes since the day I became a teacher, and the benefits it has had on my teaching practice keep piling up every year. Even with all of the technological advances over the last 15 years, I start every semester by giving each of my students

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4 Cross-Curricular Projects with a Focus on Health

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#healthed  Short on instructional time? Health is a universal, so team up with another teacher on campus and see where you can layer in health literacy skills with other content areas. The field of education is currently undergoing a big shift from traditional methods of instruction to project-based learning (PBL). Most teachers are excited to implement PBL

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4 Ways to Implement Cross-Curricular Learning in Health

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#healthedThe field of education is currently undergoing a big shift from traditional methods of instruction to project-based learning (PBL). Most teachers are excited to implement PBL in their classrooms, but in subjects like health, where instruction time is limited, teachers struggle to find ways to fit it all in. Luckily, PBL offers ample opportunity for

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