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Welcome to The Health Teacher

A resource for teachers and parents​

About Amy

Amy Lauren Smith teaches Health & Wellbeing at the Hong Kong International School and has a passion for curriculum that is current, relevant, and adaptable. She also works as a consultant and has presented at conferences in Asia as well as at SXSWedu and the SHAPE America National Conventions. Previously, she served as the Education Editor for Choices, Scholastic’s health magazine for teens.

You can find her online at thehealthteacher.com and on twitter: @teaching_health.

Workshops & Presentations

2021

EARCOS Weekend Workshop
*Student Health & Wellbeing
Jan. 30-31, 2021 
Virtual Event 
Brent International School, Manila

2019

POSTPONED: 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 BangkokWorkshops & 

Recent Posts

A resource for teachers and parents​
Blog

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,

Blog

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

Body Image

We all know somebody who doesn’t see themselves the way that everyone else does. And we’ve all had days like that too. Information: Tips and

Parents

Resources for parents are plentiful, and I’ll include any I come across that I think could be of use. Click here for some helpful parent

Student Created Tech Use Policy

  Download your own editable doc here: My UP Family Agreement Korean My.U.P. Chinese My.U.P. In 2011, shortly after our school went 1-to-1, our 8th grade Health classes

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

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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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