The Health Teacher’s Guide to Summer Reading

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This post originally appeared on Choices.Scholastic.com Yay, summer! Hopefully, you’ve got all sorts of plans laid out to help you achieve balance, like playing with your friends and family, taking long breaks, and doing something completely unheard of… like reading a book just for fun. But, if you’re anything like me, summer is also a

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Taking role model to a whole new level…

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Amy Poehler? Kinda my hero. Which is why I was excited to find out that she’s created a campaign that inspires girls to change the world. By being themselves. It’s called Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, and it’s pretty much a big giant pile of awesome. In addition to the website, she has a YouTube channel where

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Using infographics to practice advocacy

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Source: Infographic Archive – Click here to see more. From Edudemic comes this useful how-to guide for making infographics… Infographics are used quite a bit in reporting Health news, and this could be a fun option for the kids when they’re trying to get facts and statistics out to the community. Have them do surveys on

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The bright side of stress…

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  “When you choose to view your stress response as helpful, you create the biology of courage.” – Dr. Kelly McGonigal  We’ve learned, over the last ten years or so, that with many of our content areas in Health – nutrition, physical activity, bullying, drug prevention –  focusing on the positive was the way to

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Great new Body Image curriculum for grades 4-6

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If you are a Health teacher, a counselor, or a classroom teacher concerned about body image (which you should be!), you need to get this book, Healthy Bodies, right away…. I can’t say enough about the author, Kathy Kater. We’ve been using the first edition of her curriculum, Healthy Body Image, for the past few years

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