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  As educators, we might not agree with every initiative that comes down the pipe, but we all want our students to be healthy and happy. In an ideal world, this would mean that every school would have a stand-alone health and wellness program. However, in most international schools, this still isn’t the case. Wellness is being

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6 Ways to Bring Authentic Learning to Health Class


6 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 Planning a Health Curriculum


Two years ago, I finally did it. I threw away (or recycled, actually) the stacks of textbooks that had 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 Textbooks are often outdated, and health is a subject with a constantly changing curriculum. It’s best to first find

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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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