Health Advocacy Committee

https://soundcloud.com/james-robert-brook/health-advocacy-committee This microblog post was a featured post in #slowchathealth’s #microblogmonth event. You can search for all of the featured posts here. Please do follow each of the outstanding contributors on social media (including James Brook, the author of this post) and consider writing a microblog post of your own to be shared with the global audience of slowchathealth.com …

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How to Facilitate Deeper Connections to Physical Activity

In part one of this blog post, I discussed the importance of aligning the purpose of the physical education class to helping students form deep connections with their physical activity. Part two will discuss a system (ROAD) that a teacher can use to facilitate this process for students in PE  Record The first step in …

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Aligning to a Social Emotional Lens in Physical Education

Part 1: Aligning to a Social Emotional Lens in Physical Education According to Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle, a clearly defined purpose is at the heart of all goal-setting and system-building, and as a teacher the communication of this purpose to students and parents sets a clear expectation for how and what they will learn in …

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No, Not Even Water: Why Non-Muslims Should Learn About Ramadan

“What do you mean you’re fasting? You’re going to run the mile!” bellowed my seventh grade physical education teacher.  I tried to formulate a response, attempting to squeeze an explanation out of me. My throat felt empty; I couldn’t find my voice. It was like a blow to my chest: I felt betrayed and speechless …

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Free, Contactless, Maskless, Personalized Professional Development

With in-person conferences canceled, travel restricted, and gathering in large crowds still uncomfortable, our options for professional development have dwindled. Despite organizations trying their best to provide online conferences (shout out to my favorite people @SHAPE_America and their #SHAPEVirtual conference), and with one eye on planning for next school year already, you might be finding …

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Micro Blog Month

Last year 50 educators and authors joined in with the inaugural #microblog event here on slowchathealth.com and it was a huge success, lasting just over a week and featuring voices from across the globe. Sharing bite-sized blog posts of up to 500 words, there were experienced bloggers, first-time writers, authors, teachers, and some students eager …

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How to Empower Students with Mindful Nutrition at Home

Good habits start early, and there's perhaps no better habit to cultivate than by incorporating proper nutrition and healthy eating into your diet. It's well proven that poor or insufficient nutrition as a child can lead to serious diseases later on in life. The University of Michigan lists out a few of these illnesses, including …

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How can we #stopSTIgma? Changing the conversation around sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

To those who work hard to de-stigmatize sex education, to normalize sexual behavior, to promote pleasure, make lessons inclusive, and have the confidence to do all of that while injecting in some humor - you are my heroes. If you are one of those educators, or striving to become one, I present to you, Ina …

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