5 TED Talks to Use During Health Class

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This week, I’ve been getting ready to make the trek from Shanghai out to Seattle for the SHAPE America National convention, and I’m super excited. Love the chance to connect with other health teachers and see what everyone’s been up to. What I wasn’t so excited about, however, was writing up a week’s worth of sub

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How to Get Your Students to Stop Procrastinating | Choices Ideabook

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We’re all guilty of procrastinating sometimes, but teens are especially prone to this bad habit. Choices teacher-adviser Amy Lauren Smith–a sixth to eighth grade health teacher at the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China, and the brilliant mind behind our Teacher’s Guide each month—has rounded up the resources you need to tackle this topic in

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Resources for the Stressbusters video project!

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Hey 6th graders! Hope you’re excited about making your stress buster videos. Project Sheet: Stressbuster Video Instructions Rubric: Stressbuster Video Rubric If you need some inspiration, check out some of the videos by our friend Berna at Choices. Remember, you want people to be inspired to try out your healthy coping skills as an alternative to their

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Stress Management for Teens- Unit Plan

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This post originally appeared on Choices.Scholastic.com It’s crunch time! Stress management for teens. May is a stressful time to be at school. Younger kids are finishing up projects, older ones are gearing up for finals, and most of us teachers are left wondering how it will all get graded in time. As adults, we know

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