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Welcome to The Health Teacher

A resource for teachers and parents​

About Me

Hi, I’m Amy Smith, I teach Middle School Health at the Hong Kong International School and have a passion for curriculum that is current, relevant, adaptable, and shared. I’ve presented at conferences in Asia as well as at SXSWedu and the SHAPE America National Convention. Outside of the classroom, I write the teacher’s guide and a weekly column for Choices, Scholastic’s health and life-skills magazine for teens. 

Presentations

2019

The PE Teacher’s Guide to Teaching Health
*PHASE Middle East:
Victoria International School of Sharjah
Oct. 10-12, 2019

*PHASE Asia Pacific:
Hong Kong International School
Nov. 15-17, 2019

EARCOS Weekend Workshops
*Social and Emotional Learning for Teens: Why, What & How?
Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2019
International School Bangkok

Recent Posts

A resource for teachers and parents​
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The Alcohol Research Lab

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,

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What Influences Teenagers to Drink?

This post originally appeared on Choices.Scholastic.com In the old-school method of health education, we were taught that alcohol use was mostly caused by peer pressure,

Blog

5 TED Talks to Use During Health Class

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

Blog

Cultivating Happiness in Health Class

In a prior post I wrote about positive psychology—which is the study of the things that make life worth living—and why it is such a perfect

Blog

Using Positivity to Combat Cyberbullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, so your #ChoicesChallenge is to Stop the Hate. So how do we do that? Well, all of those anti-bullying messages

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More inspiration

Advocacy and Art: A Cross-Curricular Project

Advocacy Through Art: A Cross-Curricular Project Like many others, our school is adopting a project-based learning (PBL) approach to education. PBL challenges students to find

Meditation Resources

Last year, after learning about the powerful impact meditation was having on middle school students in San Francisco, we decided to give it a try in

Cyberbullying Resources

The best way to deflect cyberbullying? Through positivity. Now it’s time to create your own positive prevention… Student Rubric: Bullying- Positive Prevention Some examples from the StopBullying.gov Tumblr

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My Mission

Hi, My name is Amy Smith, I believe our rapidly changing world presents a whole new set of opportunities and challenges for kids. Staying on top of the latest can help us guide them as they set healthy habits for life. Got questions, get in touch!

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