Technology for #PhysEd, #HealthEd & Coaches

As educators across the world turn to technology to teach remotely we are seeing an increase in the number of teachers looking for the most effective way to help their students. But with a wide variety of technology available to physical educators, health teachers, and coaches the world of educational technology can seem overwhelming. Now, …

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Sex education lessons from Mississippi and Nigeria

A poster on the wall of the International Centre for Sexual Reproductive Rights, an NGO based in Minna, Nigeria. Author providedRachel Sullivan Robinson, American University School of International Service Nigeria and Mississippi are a world apart physically, but the rural American state and the African country have much in common when it comes to the …

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Self-Management

Assessing health skills can be a challenge and todays teachers are rising to that challenge, creating authentic and meaningful opportunities for students to practice and reflect upon their health behaviors. Sarah Chap is one such teacher, and in this weeks blog post she shares her journey towards creating an assessment for the health skill of …

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Fear

Being an educator in this current political climate can be fraught with fear. While job security is paramount, so too is encouraging our students to think critically and to see the world beyond the biased version often presented to them by society. In this guest blog post an educator anonymously shares the fear felt as …

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Rethinking the way we talk about nutrition, body size, and health.

You would think that teaching nutrition would be easy. It's something that our students have been doing since birth and yet, as with all topics that we teach in health, there is so much to consider if we want our lessons to be valuable and inclusive. This week's blog post considers just that and comes …

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Gamification and Skills-Based Sexual Education

Engaging instruction within a classroom that utilizes interactive and experiential methods is a recipe for success and one which places students firmly at the centre of the learning environment. If we want students to practice the skills that they have learned we need to bring our materials to life in ways in which students can …

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Teaching Consent

It can be difficult starting conversations with your students about sexual harassment, consent, staying safe and making value informed decisions. Recently I read Shafia Zaloom's wonderful book "Sex, Teens & Everything in Between" and was blown away not only by how accessible it was, but more specifically the engaging, and teen-friendly way in which she …

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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. Shutterstock Brendon 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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