Using your privilege as a platform for advocacy…

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If you’re working with kids who come from a place of financial privilege and are teaching them about advocacy, it’s important they understand what that privilege really means. In this great clip, NBA star Dwayne Wade talks about how his popularity gives him a voice, and why he feels an obligation to use it for those who might not be able to.

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Lesson Plan- Stress Management for Senior Year

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This past weekend, our seniors came to school on Saturday for a full day retreat, where they attended workshops designed to help them navigate the growing list of requirements for their college applications. Knowing the stress that often appears this time of year, their counselors asked us to offer some workshops on stress management and healthy

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6 Online Resources for Creating a Health Curriculum

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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 have 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 Textbooks are often outdated and health is a subject with a constantly

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7 Reasons to Use Journaling in Health Class

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  Journaling has been a big part of my health classes since the day I became a teacher, and the benefits it has had on my teaching practice keep piling up every year. Even with all of the technological advances over the last 15 years, I start every semester by giving each of my students

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4 Cross-Curricular Projects with a Focus on Health

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  Short on instructional time? Health is a universal, so team up with another teacher on campus and see where you can layer in health literacy skills with other content areas. 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

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