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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​
Blog

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

SAS- G&D Scope and Sequence

SAS Scope & Sequence: Growth, Development, & Sexual Health Here are the standards as a word document: SAS G&D- Scope & Sequence Key: CT- Classroom teacher

Healthy Choices Letter

Hey 7th graders, The time has come to pass on your wisdom by writing a letter to incoming 6th graders about how to stay healthy

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

6th Grade- Flood Lesson

Hey 6th graders, Sorry about the floody day schedule! Hopefully you were able to use it to your advantage and get a few extra hours

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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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