Last year, after learning about the powerful impact meditation was having on middle school students in San Francisco, we decided to give it a try in our Health classes. Since we don’t have the time to implement the full Quiet Time program, we started with a modified version, doing five minutes at the beginning of each
We’re working on our goal setting unit in 7th grade Health, which means it’s time to find some inspirational goal setters. There are a ton of great examples out there, so we usually start each lesson out with a short video clip to get the discussion going. Then, it’s the student’s turn, as they find
According to this recent study by the American Medical Association, adolescents aren’t talking to their doctors nearly enough. In fact, in about one-third of annual check-ups, sexuality issues weren’t brought up at all, and when they were, it was only for a second. This isn’t surprising, as talking about puberty can be awkward, and often times with annual
How we talk about each other – and ourselves – has a big impact on the younger girls in our lives. Here are some facts and tips on how we can avoid setting the wrong example.