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 and on


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

EARCOS 2016:
Manila, Phillipines
March 30th-April 1st, 2016
The PE Teacher's Guide to Teaching Health

PEACH (Physical Education, Athletic Coaching and Health :
Summer Conference 2016, Cal Poly SLO
Courses TBD

Additional resources from past presentations can be accessed at:

The Health Teacher: Presentations

PBL Health Workshop


Hey #HealthEd teachers, here’s a link for all of the resources I shared in the PhysEdSummit and APPEC 2016 workshops. For free PD, here’s a copy of the online presentation to take back to your department. And a copy of the keynote as well: PhysEdSummit 2016: PBL with a Focus on Health and Wellness Tip 1: Set the

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Doing nice things for awesome people…

Love the tagline for this clothing company, Dude. be nice… “The DUDE. be nice Project is a platform to get young people stoked on doing nice things for awesome people.” Great video to share with the kids.

4 Ways to Help Teens Develop Financial Literacy


*this post originally appeared on I wasn’t taught a lot about finance in high school. I took a required economics course my senior year, but it focused mainly on the stock market and other issues that didn’t seem immediately relevant to me. I had a part-time job, but that money came and went quickly

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Olympic Goal Setters

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Hey 7th graders! You’re going to research a specific athlete from the Olympics or Paralympics who has inspired you through their goal-setting. Go online to find as much information as you can about their path to Rio, and answer the following questions. If you can’t think of an athlete, then focus on one from the

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