Why teachers are turning to Twitter

With hectic scheduling and constant teaching demands, teachers are turning to social media to meet urgent professional learning needs. ShutterstockBrendon Hyndman, Charles Sturt University Teachers are very busy workers with tightly packed schedules and regular engagement in work outside regular hours (such as for preparing lessons and marking). They have less time for breaks and …

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10 Health and Well-being Perks of Journaling for Teenagers

Journaling has so many known benefits that I had no choice but to follow the advice of my awesome co-workers, who have journaled for a few years now, and introduce it to my #HealthEd students...and it's been a huge success. Provided with weekly, open-ended prompts, my students have embraced the time to sit and write …

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Teen Pregnancy Rate – Increasing or Decreasing?

I love having conversations with my students regarding perception versus reality and encourage them to challenge the myths that their friends and parents have regarding teen behavior. This weeks blog post comes from Olivia Starr and does just that. Olivia is a Health Educator at the awesome Robert Crown Center for Health Education, who seek to positively impact …

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Consent

This weeks blog post on the comes from Kim Comatas from Partners in Sex Education and I love the way in which she frames consent. Her simple, but effective approach shows just how easy it is to have conversations regarding consent in your classroom...irrespective of the age of your students.   What’s the first thing you …

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