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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​
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Sleep Advocacy Instagram Posts!

Did you know that 1/3 of all teenagers are sleep deprived? According to the National Sleep Foundation, you need at least 9 hours, and most

What You Need to Know About Teaching Eating Disorders | Choices Ideabook

Eating disorders are always a tricky subject. That’s why 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—worked with a specialist to make sure she handled the topic appropriately in class. Follow these tips to ensure your lesson has the right impact.

Source: What You Need to Know About Teaching Eating Disorders | Choices Ideabook

What You Need to Know About Tracking Homework

Editor’s note: How much homework are your students really getting? Choices Teacher-Advisor Amy Lauren Smith—a sixth through eighth grade health teacher at the Shanghai American

Blog

PBL Health Workshop

Hey #HealthEd teachers, here’s a link for all of the resources I shared in the PhysEdSummit and APPEC 2016 workshops. For free PD, here’s a copy of

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More inspiration

Posts for Choices Magazine

Each week, I contribute a blog post to the website for Choices, Scholastic’s health and life-skills magazines for teens. You can check it out by

Cyberbullying: Positive Prevention

 Using Positive Peer Pressure and Social Media to Prevent Cyberbullying Below are some resources I used with my students as well as for a teacher

Good Reads for Parents

There are so many awesome resources out there for parents when it comes to raising healthy teens. As I come across anything I feel worth

Fitness!

The secret to fitness? Find something you like. Find other people who like it. Do it together. It doesn’t have to be a sport. Go

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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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