Does Body Acceptance Promote Health Indifference?

Humans come in all shapes and sizes and in the interest of keeping our self-esteem high we sometimes accept or embrace our physical state even if it is decidedly unhealthy. How as educators do we address this conflict of accepting who you are physically vs. being mindful of the negative health effects that acceptance can …

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She is Risen

I am extremely fortunate to work in a department surrounded by outstanding educators. I'm surrounded by State winning coaches, nationally recognized teachers, and a wealth of classroom experience. One such educator is my office-mate Dr. Kate Kalnes who is a fabulous teacher, role model, curriculum writer, international presenter and Mom - and she excels at …

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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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