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They tell me I have to teach Health!?!?!

Health Education is one of the most important topics to be taught to our children, yet one of the most forgotten about in teacher preparation programs. The following resources will help you create a powerful, effective health education program that promotes healthy behaviors among your students.
A Collection By Lindsay Armbruster
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They tell me I have to teach Health!?!?!
  • Lindsay Armbruster says:
    Goal setting is such a huge part of skills-based health education. This article has great videos to enhance lessons about goal setting -- my students love the surfer one!
  • Lindsay Armbruster says:
    These are my favorite books to get kids active and engaged in discussion about health education skills, like goal setting, communication, decison making, and stress management. There are at least three in the series by Tom Jackson and I love and use them all! Some activities can fill an entire class period (or beyond) while others are quick 5-10 minutes. One of the best things...each activity is accompanied by awesome follow-up questions that challenge students to think beyond the activity.
  • Teaching Sexual Health

    Website
    teachers.teachingsexualhealth.ca
    teachers.teachingsexualhealth.ca
    Lindsay Armbruster says:
    This website, out of Alberta, Canada, has a HUGE selection of sexual health/healthy relationship lesson plans. All are ready to use, but easily adaptable to the needs of the teacher and the students.
  • Lindsay Armbruster says:
    Ready to use lesson plans using a skills-based approach health education which is proven to be more effective in facilitating behavior change among students. The books come in three levels, perfect for building a sequential health education program.
  • Lindsay Armbruster says:
    All too often, health education focuses on physical health and much of the essential learning about mental health and social health gets forgotten about. This blog post explains the importance of mindfulness as a way of cultivating happiness for social and mental health
  • Lindsay Armbruster says:
    This worksheet comes from the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens which I use as a framework for my high school health education course. This worksheet challenges students to think about WHO they are and who they want to be. I love to use this at the beginning of the course to help students write a mission statement and then we return to their mission statement throughout the year, to analyze how various health behaviors and decisions could impact their mission (positive and/or negative).
  • Kids Health for Educators

    Website
    classroom.kidshealth.org
    classroom.kidshealth.org
    Lindsay Armbruster says:
    SO many ready to use lesson plans for every health topic for every age level that integrate reading non-fiction texts, an important skill for 21st century learners. The website associated with these lesson plans is the gold standard for health information -- nothing else comes close to be as accessible and accurate.
  • Lindsay Armbruster says:
    This poem/video validates the importance of Health Education. I've used it with other health teachers, parents, administrators, and even students. It's so motivating, powerful, and simply states WHY health education is so important.
  • Lindsay Armbruster says:
    This is my go-to source for planning K-12 Health Education curricula. It provides a framework for creating sequential, comprehensive programs, while still allowing my own personal creativity to shine through in the classroom.
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