Break Fast

You should see the look on my students faces when I explain that 'breakfast' is literally 'breaking the fast'. I imagine that they'll forget most of what we learn in class, but they'll remember that one fact. I teach about nutrition in #healthed class with my message being that what we eat and drink can …

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Increasing Student Self-Esteem in a Media Saturated Society

As the #slowchathealth blog site celebrates its 3rd birthday I'm excited that Danielle Petrucci returns with another guest blog post. In addition to being MAHPERD's 2018 Health Teacher of the Year, Danielle is also a Dove Self-Esteem Project Cadre Trainer and here she shares her views on student self-esteem and the great work done by the …

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Why Become National Certified in Health Education?

With the ever present drive to improve teacher effectiveness, becoming a National Board Certified Teacher might be a great way to demonstrate your commitment to excellence. I am delighted that this weeks blog post comes from two outstanding health educators who recently went through the process to become NBCT's. Here Christine Murray and Joanna Wolk …

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