4 Ways to Implement Cross-Curricular Learning in Health

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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 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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5 Tips for Teaching Kids How to Set Goals

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National Health Education Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health. One of the best ways to kick off the school year is with a unit on goal setting, since everyone returns fresh from summer vacation and ready for a strong new start. I particularly enjoy this unit because it’s

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The Alcohol Research Lab

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It’s the end of the school year. This means our seniors are getting ready for college, the eighth graders are gearing up for high school, and many of our students will be faced with situations where they might be tempted to drink. Rather than lecture them on the dangers of underage drinking, I like to

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Teaching Kids to Challenge Gender Stereotypes

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Standard 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors. … Over the last year or so, there’s been a large amount of attention in the media on gender stereotypes and how they can be limiting for all of us, especially children. So what exactly are gender

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PBL to Teach Kids About Vaping & E-Cigarettes

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It’s time to overhaul our approach to tobacco prevention. While this generation of teenagers has gotten smarter about smoking, and rates of traditional cigarette use are down, rates of e-cigarettes have tripled over the last three years. There are a few theories as to why this is happening—less fear of getting caught, lack of information,

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