8th grade- Read this article!

Hey gang, read the following article, and then jot down a couple of thoughts in your journal. Do you agree with the author?  

Resources for the infographic project

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*Infographic created by Esther, Grade 8 Hey 8th graders! Here’s everything you’ll need for our next project. Infographics are used quite a bit in reporting health news, as they’re a visually appealing way to get facts and statistics out to the community. Here are some samples… Infographic: Meditation in Schools Across America  Infographic: 15 Scientifically Proven

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2 Keys to Keeping Content Relevant in Health Ed


When I began teaching health, it was fifteen years ago at a public high school in Southern California. I was keenly aware of the student population and their health concerns, as I was only 24 years old and had graduated from that same school just 6 years before. Now I’m at an international school in

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More Lessons Learned About Teens and Their Phones

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This is a follow-up to some lessons my students and I learned about technology while on a school trip. For Part 1, click here. Lessons learned, continued: Don’t always assume they know what’s best. It’s easy to get frustrated with teenagers for their phone use. They seem to break their phones out constantly, and often at

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