Tech Balance

Did you know that the average American teenager processes 3700 text messages a month?

News Clip: MSN

Maybe it’s time to put down the phone and actually talk to someone. You know, face to face. Everyone will think you’re being retro. Maybe you can start a trend.

As this is a newer issue, resources are limited and I’ll be updating as I come across anything new.

Information:

Huffington Post: Why we all need to set a bedtime

Get your parents (and the other adults in your life) some help with their technology skills.

Google’s Teach Parents Tech

Support:

Time Management

For Mac users:   Self Control App

PC users: Rescue Time

Advocacy:

This is a newer area with a great need for more involvement! If you and your friends have come up with anything, let me know!

Real Life:

Social interaction. Watch this video, share it with your friends, then go outside and play…

Gaming:

Great site created by gamers to help spread the message of balance and a healthy lifestyle.

Gamer Fit Nation

For the extreme gamer in your life:

More hints and tips in the classroom...

SAS PXHS Health & Wellness

Article: What Students Have to Say About Skill-Based Health Education Slides: PXHS Student Health & Wellness SEL/Wellness Alignment Chart PK-12 Additional Resources: New York Times

UNIS Health

UNIS Weekend Workshop Agenda and Resources: Designing a Health & Wellness Program to Meet the Unique Needs of the International Student Friday, May 5th Morning Session

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

Ideas for Family Fun

Image: Shanghai Daily In our ever connected world, we sometimes forget to connect with those we’re closest to! For our 8th grade Family Advocacy project,

PBL: Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating: If you’re looking for ways to incorporate project-based learning into your Health class, (and let’s be honest here, you should be!) then why