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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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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