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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,

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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

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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

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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

Time Management

Procrastination and time management are huge issues for all of us, not just the kids. Here’s a great digital workshop on multi-tasking that can be

Personal Tech Use Policy

  My.U.P.2013 Korean My.U.P. Chinese My.U.P. In 2011, shortly after our school went 1-to-1, our 8th graders began noticing some issues balancing their tech use. They were

Superfoods!!!

Hey 6th graders! Have you ever heard of something called Superfoods? Well, they’re super awesome, and today you’re going to use your super powers to

Grade 8 Course Outline

Middle School Health Education Ms. Smith, Room M106 Email: amy.smith@saschina.org “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, emotional and social well-being and not merely

Happy Classroom Tunes

If you’re a Spotify user- which you totally should be – then check out this playlist. It’s filled with upbeat music that’s appropriate for the classroom,

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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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